Samaritan Health Services will offer COVID-19 vaccinations on a drop-in basis at clinics in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties beginning June 14.
The clinic closest to Philomath will be in Corvallis at SamCare Express, 990 NW Circle Blvd., Suite 101. The clinic’s hours run from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday.
Other clinics are located in Albany at SamCare Express (1970 14th Ave. SE), in Newport at the Samaritan Walk-In Clinic (740 SW Ninth St.), in Lincoln City at Samaritan Coastal Clinic (825 NW Hwy. 101, Suite A, in Brownsville at Samaritan Family Medicine (157 Spaulding Ave.) and in Sweet Home at Sweet Home Family Medicine (679 Main St.).
The drop-in clinics coincide with the conclusion of mass vaccination clinics at Reser Stadium and the Linn County Fair & Expo Center next week.Samaritan will continue to operate mass vaccination events in Lincoln City through June 12 and Newport through June 19.
Anyone receiving a vaccine at Reser Stadium from May 26 through June 10 will have their second dose scheduled at SamCare Express-Corvallis. Other Samaritan clinics are offering vaccinations to patients at their scheduled appointments.
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be administered, depending on the location. Both are two-dose series and the second dose will be scheduled before the patient leaves. Pfizer is authorized for ages 12 and older. Patients under 15 will need a parent or guardian to accompany them, or a signed parental consent form, available at samhealth.org/GetTheVaccine.
Moderna is authorized for ages 18 and older.
The vaccines have been shown to be safe and very effective at protecting against serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, Samaritan officials said. More information can be found at samhealth.org/COVIDVaccine or by calling 855-441-2311.