Some 22,700 vaccine doses have been administered in Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties through May 28.
Through last Saturday, 22,700 doses have been administered by a variety of entities in the three-county service
area of North Central Public Health District (NCPHD). Most vaccines are administered by NCPHD, which has
held large vaccine clinics for months now, and is moving to smaller clinics.
A key focus for the next number of weeks will be on directing people to the mobile vaccine unit that will be
open six days a week, providing the first extensive access to vaccine clinics in Wasco County.
The clinic, at One Community Health, 1040 Webber St., is open today until 6 p.m. It is offering Pfizer and
Johnson & Johnson, with $50 gift cards to county residents and people from out of state coming here to work.
No appointments are needed.
The mobile unit will then move to St. Mary’s Academy at 1112 W. 10th St. starting Wednesday, June 9. Hours
will be Monday-Saturday, noon to 6.
Local pharmacies, including Safeway, Walgreen’s, Fred Meyer and Bi-Mart in The Dalles and Murray’s Drug
in Condon are also offering vaccines. Their dose totals are not included in this count.
For the week ending May 28, NCPHD administered 98 doses doses, for a cumulative total of 15,168.
One Community Health administered 110 doses, for a cumulative total of 2,772.
Deschutes Rim Clinic administered 30 doses, for a cumulative total of 497.
Other entities have administered 2,850 doses, but are no longer providing vaccines. Those entities are MidColumbia Fire & Rescue, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, Sherman County Medical Center, Arlington Medical
Center, and South Gilliam Health Center.
Local long term care facilities previously administered 1,406 doses. Columbia Basin Care had a small clinic
May 19 and vaccinated seven people.
In addition to the mobile vaccine unit, One Community Health is hosting a Pfizer Party this Friday, June 11
from 1-6 p.m. at their location in The Dalles, at 1040 Webber St. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for those 12
and older. To register, visit https://onecommunityhealth.jotform.com/211465911426958.
NCPHD has also begun small vaccine clinics Thursdays at noon. To book an appointment, call 541-506-2600.
All Oregonians 12 and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, and Oregonians 18 and older are eligible for the
Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Wasco County has vaccinated 55.2 percent of those 16 and older,
Sherman County has vaccinated 50 percent, and Gilliam County 38.3 percent.
Gov. Kate Brown has announced a goal of getting each county to a 65 percent vaccination rate, and the state to
a 70 percent vaccination rate overall, by the end of June.
All Oregonians 18 and older who have gotten the vaccine through June 27 will be entered in a $1 million
lottery. Each county will also draw a $10,000 winner, and youth 12-17 are eligible to win five $100,000
(For more information, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon or contact North Central Public Health
District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at www.ncphd.org or find us on Facebook.)