Drive up vaccines without appointments available May 8 and May 9

OHSU’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site at the Portland International Airport Red Economy Parking Lot will pilot a “drive-up” event this weekend where individuals will be able to get vaccinated without an appointment.

Oregonians who do not already have an appointment can get a free vaccination at the PDX Red Economy Lot between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 9.

Although OHSU continues to schedule thousands of new vaccination appointments each week, we are organizing this pilot drive-up event at PDX to increase vaccine access for Oregonians. We hope this event will reduce barriers to vaccination and help Oregonians who may find it difficult to make an appointment or commit to being vaccinated at a specific day or time.

Oregonians who can schedule their vaccination ahead of time are still encouraged to do so by booking appointments online at the OHSU COVID-19 Vaccines website. Those without internet access or who need extra help can call 833-647-8222.

More information on what to expect at the PDX vaccination site is also available at the above-mentioned website. As with all vaccination appointments, OHSU asks drive-up patients to bring an insurance card if they have one, although insurance coverage is not required and patients will not be billed.

Posted on May 5, 2021