With UP requiring COVID-19 boosters for all students, faculty and staff amidst COVID-19 cases being at an all-time high in Multnomah County, The Beacon has compiled resources answering when, where and how you can get your booster shot.
UP’s Acting President and Provost, Herbert Medina, expects all community members to comply with the requirement by Feb. 1. Students can upload proof of vaccination through UP’s website.
When can you get a booster?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those who had the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can receive a booster after five months after completing the vaccine series. Those that had Moderna originally must wait at least six months and those that had Johnson and Johnson should wait at least two months.
Which vaccine should you receive as a booster?
Regardless of what vaccine you received, the CDC says that mRNA boosters, Pfizer-BioNTect and Moderna, are preferred.
Where can I get a booster?
Boosters are offered at many pharmacies like Walgreens, Safeway and Fred Meyers as well as many clinics and drive-through sites.
Vaccines.gov has an interactive map that shows which locations in your area are offering your preferred booster.
You can also text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.
Tiffany Marquez Escobar is a reporter for the Beacon. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Seekamp is the News and Managing Editor of The Beacon. He can be reached at Seekamp22@up.edu