Oregon Eligibility Guidelines

Everyone 5+ is eligible to receive a vaccine* in Oregon.

*Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate people 5–14 years old, but this consent does not require that a parent or guardian be present during vaccination. Written consent may be obtained in advance. 

Youth and their guardians are always encouraged to talk with their physician if they have questions or concerns.

Resources available for parents and people under 18 on our COVID-19 Community & Communication Resources webpage:

FAQs for parents and people under 18: The frequently asked questions are available in 11 languages

Minor Rights: Access and Consent to Health Care: This resource document for providers, parents, and educators provides basic information about minors’ ability to consent to health care services.

OHA Statement on Minor Consent: This states that OHA supports the rights of minors 15 and older to consent to COVID-19 vaccination without parental consent.

Vaccines Approved by Age
ModernaPfizerJohnson & Johnson
18 +5+18+

Vaccine Appointments 

If you have any questions or need help making an appointment please call 503-397-7247.

Mist-Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District, 12525 OR-202, Mist, OR 97016. click here to schedule. Call Columbia County Public Health at 503-397-7247 or Mist-Birkenfeld Fire at 503-755-2710 if you need help. 

Vernonia Rural Fire Protection District, 555 E Bridge St, Vernonia, OR 97064. click here to schedule. Call Columbia County Public Health at 503-397-7247 or Mist-Birkenfeld Fire at 503-755-2710 if you need help. 

Columbia Health Services, Sacagawea Health Center, 1060 Eisenschmidt Lane, St Helens. Click here to schedule.

Adventist Vernonia, 1005 Cougar St, Vernonia, OR 97064. Current clients call 503-429-1953.

Local and regional pharmacies through the federal retail pharmacy program.
Fred Meyer
Rite Aid
Walgreens (or 1-800-WALGREENS) seeks to capture all local pharmacies so you can look in one place and filter by vaccine type. 

Need a ride to your vaccine appointment?
CC Rider dial-a-ride.
You can call 503-366-0159 or email

NW Rides.
Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services are a covered Medicaid benefit for Columbia Pacific members. If you have no way to get to a covered health appointment, a rideshare program called NW Rides can get you there. Depending on your needs, you may be provided rides, get passes to ride the bus or get help paying for gas. Contact NW Rides toll-free at 503-861-0657 or 888-793-0439 to arrange your ride. The call center normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

Get your employees vaccinated:

Columbia County can come to your workplace and vaccinate your employees and customers. Please consider offering your employees to take time off if they have side effects from the vaccine the following day. Columbia County Public Health is working with partners to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccinations to Columbia County businesses whose employees and families are unable to attend conventional vaccination events. If you are a business in Columbia County and would like to request an on-site COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for your employees, please complete this survey. Businesses will be contacted by a member of our team to discuss options for an on-site clinic. For more information please contact us at

Have questions or need additional help:

Text ORCOVID to 898211 (English and Spanish only) or email for vaccine registration information. You can call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 (6 AM to 7 PM daily).

Oregon Health Authority Vaccine Information

If you still have questions after reviewing this email and the other web pages listed above, please send an email to someone will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Printed Materials:

How to schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine

Public Health Quick Links
General Information
Phone Numbers
503-397-7247 24-hour Reporting 503-397-7247
Fax: 888-204-8568
Emergencies: Dial 911
230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30


Columbia County Public Health is committed to improving the quality of life and protecting the health and well-being of all residents by addressing social, economic, and environmental conditions. Our goal is to ensure that all people in Columbia County have the opportunity for a healthy life.