COVID-19 VACCINE

Below you will find information and resources about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

This page will continue to grow as more information is available. Please check back frequently. 

Covid-19 Vaccine: Important Information to Know

FACT over FICTION:
Common myths about the vaccine and what is actually true

FALSE

I've been vaccinated so I don't need to worry about the COVID-19 Delta Variant

TRUE

The Delta Variant is two to three times more contagious than the original virus and spreads quickly and easily.

Unvaccinated individuals are at the highest risk for devastating effects of the virus but everyone should continue to wear their masks when inside with others and in crowded outdoor spaces.

FALSE

Even if you get the vaccine you still have to wear a mask and quarantine if you get exposed.

TRUE

After you are fully vaccinated (two doses of Pfizer or Moderna and one dose of J&J) and waited the two weeks, you are considered fully vaccinated.

If you are exposed to the vaccine you do not have to quarantine as long as you do not show any symptoms. If you are feeling sick or showing signs of COVID-19, you should quarantine until the symptoms go away.

FALSE

The vaccine will effect my menstrual cycle

TRUE

Your menstrual cycle cannot be affected by getting the vaccine or being near someone who received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Many things can affect menstrual cycles, including stress, changes in your schedule, problems with sleep, and changes in diet or exercise. Infections may also affect menstrual cycles.

FALSE

The vaccine isn't safe if I want to have a family some day.

TRUE

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone 5 years of age or older, including people who are trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future, as well as their partners.

Currently no evidence shows that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, create problems trying to get pregnant in women or men. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and people who would like to have a baby.

FALSE

The vaccine was developed too fast. It isn't safe.

TRUE

Studies found that the two initial vaccines are both about 95% effective — and reported no serious or life-threatening side effects. There are many reasons why the COVID-19 vaccines could be developed so quickly.

Read here for more information on development.

FALSE

People with serious allergies shouldn't get the vaccine.

TRUE

Being allergic to one thing does not mean you are automatically allergic to another.

If you have allergies you think may cause a bad reaction to the vaccine, talk to your provider.

FALSE

I've already had COVID-19 so I am immune.

TRUE

Evidence continues to indicate that getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the best protection against getting COVID-19, whether you have already had COVID-19 or not.

For more details, you can read more here.

FALSE

Kids don’t get seriously sick from COVID-19. It is not worse than the flu.

TRUE

While children do not die from the virus at the same rate as adults, they can still die from COVID-19. In fact, children die from this virus at rates similar to other diseases for which children are vaccinated or kept out of school.

https://www.uwhealth.org/news/uw-health-pediatrician-busts-myths-about-kids-covid-19

Virginia Garcia is providing vaccinations for BOTH patients AND THE PUBLIC.

Virginia Garcia is providing vaccines to their patients, and to anyone in the community 5 and older at designated walk-in vaccination events and clinics.
All Virginia Garcia medical clinics are offering vaccine to anyone 5 and older.  Please see the list below for details on the next Virginia Garcia vaccination event or you can visit a clinic near you (scroll down for clinic locations).
If you do not see a time that works for you, please go to getvaccinated.oregon.gov to see a complete listing of vaccination events in your area.
3rd dose shots have been approved for those with compromised immune systems. Please see virginiagarcia.org/covidbooster for more information.

Covid-19 AND FLU Vaccine EventS 

Below are upcoming COVID-19 and Flu vaccination events. Please be sure to read the information below about what to expect and what to bring with you.  All events listed below are open to the public. No appointment is required unless noted.

COVID-19 CLINIC VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES

BEAVERTON WELLNESS CENTER

2725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #200
Beaverton

DAYS & HOURS

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 4pm - 6:15pm
APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

Flu vaccine
6 months and older

Covid Vaccine
5 years older
Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J

CORNELIUS WELLNESS CENTER

1151 Adair
Cornelius, Or

DAYS & HOURS

Thursday: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

Flu vaccine
6 months and older

Covid Vaccine
5 years older
Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J

COVID-19 COMMUNITY VACCINATION EVENTS

Receive one FREE $50 grocery store gift card per family with your 1st COVID-19 vaccine at any of the events below.

FRIDAY
December 3

Aloha High School
18550 SW Kinnaman Rd.
Aloha, OR 97007

Time: 2pm - 6pm

Covid Vaccine
5 years older
Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all individuals 5 years and older.

Free $50 grocery store gift card per family with 1st COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccination Event Calendar

Below are scheduled community vaccination events. All events listed below are open to the community, do not require an appointment, and do not require you to be a Virginia Garcia patient.

You do not have to have insurance in order to receive a vaccine. If you have insurance, please bring your card with you.

Tuesday, Nov 30Thursday, Dec 2Friday, Dec 3

Beaverton Wellness Center


2725 SW Cedar
Hills Blvd
4:15p - 6:15p

All vaccines available
5 & Older

Flu vaccine also available
6 months and older

APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
Call (503) 352-6000 to schedule.

Beaverton Wellness Center


2725 SW Cedar
Hills Blvd
4:15p - 6:15p

All vaccines available
5 & Older

Flu vaccine also available
6 months and older

APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
Call (503) 352-6000 to schedule

Beaverton Wellness Center


2725 SW Cedar
Hills Blvd
4:15p - 6:15p

All vaccines available
5 & Older

Flu vaccine also available
6 months and older

APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
Call (503) 352-6000 to schedule

Cornelius Wellness Center


1151 Adair, Cornelius, Or
12 and older
3:30pm - 6:30pm

All vaccines available
5 & Older

Flu vaccine also available
6 months and older

Aloha High School


18550 SW Kinnaman Rd.
Aloha, OR 97007
2pm - 6pm

All vaccines available
5 & Older

Free $50 grocery store gift
card per family with 1st COVID-19 vaccine

STATEWIDE RESOURCES

Vaccine information by County
Find the location nearest you to receive the vaccine.

Get Vaccinated Oregon
The scheduling tool for the Oregon Convention Center and Portland Airport.

OHSU Drive Through Vaccination Site (located in Hillsboro at the Hillsboro Stadium)

Even after you are vaccinated, it is important to remain careful. 

For those not yet vaccinated, COVID-19 remains a threat so it is important to remember to continue to wear your mask in public, stay at least 6 feet apart from others you do not know and wash your hands frequently.

The CDC has made recommendations on what to do next once you are vaccinated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Other Resources

Below are links to pages that will provide additional information on the vaccine.

Ask the Experts

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center joined with organizations from around the community to host two online Ask the Experts sessions.  The sessions were offered in English and Spanish.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center