This page provides the most recent COVID-19 information and resources for Central Oregon seniors and caregivers. Check back often for updates.

Vaccination Information: As of June 23

I need my first dose

Walk-In Vaccination Clinics. Below are free, walk-in vaccination clinic events listed by county. No appointments needed, no insurance needed, and no ID needed to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Open to ages 12+. Ages 12 to 14 year old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

There are several COVID-19 vaccination clinics this month in Deschutes County. Deschutes County Health Services (DCHS) vaccine clinic events will have both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available. DCHS will also be raffling five $100 gift cards at the end of each DCHS vaccine clinic event for those who vaccinate at the clinic. Call (541) 699-5109 or click here to learn more

  • June 24: Redmond Library, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (DCHS)
  • June 28: Sisters Fire House, 2 to 4 p.m. (DCHS)
  • June 29: La Pine Chamber of Commerce, 11 to 1 p.m. (DCHS)
  • June 30: MTI – Heart of OR, Redmond, 9 to 12 p.m.
  • June 30: Bend Library, 1 to 3 p.m. (DCHS)

Jefferson County Public Health is holding free, walk-in vaccination clinics this month. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available. Call (541) 475-4456 or click here to learn more.

  • June 23: St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1 to 6 p.m.
  • June 30: First Baptist Church, 1 to 6 p.m.

Crook County Health Department is offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments to ages 12+. Ages 12 to 14 need parental consent for a vaccine. Please call (541) 447-5165 to schedule your appointment or click here to learn more.

Bend – La Pine Schools is partnering with Mosaic Medical to offer walk-in clinics for youth, ages 12 to 19 years old. Click here to find a convenient time and learn more.

You can also find a vaccination appointment across Deschutes County: 

Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate people 12–14 years old, but this consent does not require that a parent or guardian be present during vaccination. Written consent may be obtained in advance. Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers. With the exception of pharmacies, most locations where COVID-19 vaccinations are provided have oversight by a medical provider on this list. 

I need my second dose

Many locations in Deschutes County offer second dose vaccines. 

To find a pharmacy, visit: www.vaccines.gov
For a list of vaccine providers in Central Oregon, visit www.centraloregoncovidvaccine.com.

If you are more that 21 days out from your first Pfizer vaccine, you may visit our drop-in COVID-19 vaccinations (Pfizer) at: 

  • Mondays in June at the Sisters Fire House from 2 to 4 p.m. – Pfizer only
  • Tuesdays in June at the La Pine Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Pfizer only
  • Wednesdays in June, at the Downtown Bend Library, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Pfizer only
  • Wednesday, June 16, at Volunteers in Medicine from 5 to 7 p.m. – Pfizer only
  • Thursdays in June at the Redmond Library, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Pfizer only

Please bring your vaccination card to your second dose appointment. 

As a reminder, Pfizer doses must be at least 21 days apart and Moderna doses must be at least 28 days apart. There will be no exceptions for doses to be given early. Residents who attend second-dose walk-in clinics are required to bring their vaccination card or proof from their first-dose appointment.

Need a Ride?

  • Medical transportation: For PacificSource OHP, call LogistiCare: 855-397-3619Please allow 48-hours notice to arrange a ride.
  • Sisters to Redmond: STARS 541-904-5545 or email stars4ride@gmail.com.
  • Dial-A-Ride: Cascade East Transit 541-385-8680Please call at least 24 hours in advance of appointment and ask for a separate return trip.
  • If you need a ride, call our COVID-19 hotline at (541) 699-5109 and staff will assist you in scheduling a ride.

Other Information:

Disability Information and Access Line

The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities get vaccinated. Call 888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern)  – or –  email DIAL@n4a.org  

The DIAL’s trained staff is standing by to:

  • Help find local vaccination locations
  • Assist with making vaccination appointments
  • Connect callers to local services – such as accessible transportation – to overcome barriers to vaccination.
  • The hotline also can provide information and resources to answer questions and address concerns about the vaccines and can connect callers to information and services that promote independent living and address fundamental needs, such as food, housing, and transportation.

Veterans

With the passage of the SAVE LIVES Act, the VA can now offer vaccines to all veterans — even those not enrolled in VA health care — as well as to their spouses and caregivers. Local VA medical centers will be receiving additional vaccine doses in the coming weeks. If you’re a veteran, spouse, or caregiver, you should contact your local VA medical center to schedule your appointment.

Council on Aging Phone Support and Hours

As a critical service organization, we are open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm to support seniors, caregivers and families over the phone. 

  • We continue to provide our information and referral services over the phone for the tri-county Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Call us at (541) 678-5483.
  • Wearing masks and sanitizing hands or wearing clean gloves will be required when entering our building for our volunteers or any delivery, construction or deliver workers, or you will be turned away.
  • If you have Medicare questions or need help signing up for Medicare at age 65 – call to set up an appointment at: (541) 678-5483 ext. 211
  • Follow us on Facebook for updates too.

Senior Center Updates

Information on senior center programs across the tri-county can be found below:

  1. Starting on March 17th, seniors over 60 can get a take-home meal at the La Pine Senior Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
    • Take-home will be available for pick up between 12 noon and 12:30 on a first come first serve basis each day until further notice.
  2. Meals on Wheels home-delivery will continue uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. 
    • Meals on Wheels home delivery is suspending hand-to-hand delivery and are asking volunteers and our clients to keep a six-foot distance from each other. 
  3. Check the La Pine Senior Center website for the latest updates
  1. March 12th is the last day of congregate lunches until further notice.
  2. All programming is cancelled as of March 12th.
  3. Please do NOT come to the Center, the doors are locked.
  4. Meals on Wheels home-delivery will continue uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. 
    1. Meals on Wheels home delivery is suspending hand-to-hand delivery and are asking volunteers and our clients to keep a six-foot distance from each other. 
  5. The Senior Center office will be open 9-2 for any questions or concerns. Call (541) 548-6325.
  1. Starting on April 7th, seniors over 60 can get a take-home meal to go at the Jefferson County Senior Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
    1. Take-home will be available for pick up between 12 noon and 12:30 on a first come first serve basis each day until further notice
  2. Meals on Wheels home-delivery will continue uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. Meals on Wheels home delivery is suspending hand-to-hand delivery and are requiring volunteers and clients to keep a 6-foot distance from each other. 
  3. The Senior Center is closed as of 12 noon, March 17th.
  4. Veteran’s Affairs service officers are doing appointments for clients by phone only at this time.
  1. Prineville Senior Center is currently closed for a major remodel. During this closure they are still continuing our Home Delivery program. M-F
  2. Meals on Wheels home-delivery will continue uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. 
    1. Meals on Wheels home delivery is suspending hand-to-hand delivery and are asking volunteers and our clients to keep a six-foot distance from each other.  Volunteers who have a cough or have symptoms of the flu are asked to stay at home rather than risk exposing homebound seniors.
  3. All other activities have been temporarily moved to other locations
  4. March 13th is the last day of congregate lunches until further notice.
  1. Bend Senior Center will close at 5:00 pm on March 13th until further notice
  2. Check the Bend Parks and Rec website for updates
  1. Starting on March 31st, seniors over 60, can get a take-home lunch at the Sisters Community Church each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 
    1. Take-home will be available for pick up between 12 noon and 12:30 on a first come first serve basis each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until further notice.
      1. Clients can drive through the main entrance of the Church and will be met with a meal to-go as they sit in their car.
  2. Meals on Wheels home-delivery is continuing uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. 
    1. For Meals on Wheels home delivery, we are suspending hand-to-hand delivery and are asking volunteers and our clients to keep a six-foot distance from each other. 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Call 2-1-1 any day of the week 8 am to 11 pm for answers to your COVID-19 questions. For questions about COVID-19 throughout Central Oregon (Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties), you can call (541) 699-5109 Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.

Oregon COVID-19 website – The official response effort from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, addressing the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.

Oregon COVID-19 Response – See how the state is responding, including updated case numbers.

Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Updates – Find more detailed information on cases, plus resources for caregivers and seniors.

Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Updates: Spanish – Find details on cases, plus resources for caregivers and seniors on this Facebook page.

Governor Brown’s Website – Check here for executive order details from the governor.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Coronavirus information – The CDC offers tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and resources for those who are ill.

Safe and Strong Oregon – Caring for each other through COVID-19.

Central Oregon SOS – Support for Central Oregon employers, employees, and community resources.

City of Sisters Updates – Get COVID-19 updates and information from the City of Sisters.

City of Bend Updates – Get COVID-19 updates and information from the City of Bend.

How to Protect Seniors from Coronavirus – Learn ways to prevent, prepare and protect our seniors.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention – See how you can help to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions – Learn about the virus, symptoms and prevention

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network one pager handout – Download a PDF document detailing prevention and treatment.

Coronavirus Tax Relief – Learn about tax relief and economic impact payments for Americans.