Starting March 12, 2022: Masks will no longer be required in most settings in Oregon. Find out what this means for you.

How do the vaccines work?

Like all vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine teaches your body to fight the virus and protect you from getting sick. The vaccine is given as a shot to the upper arm. For some kinds of the vaccine, you will need to get more than one shot. Your second shot will be 3 or 4 weeks after your first. If you get this type of vaccine, it is important for you to get both shots for the vaccine to work.