April 19, 2021

Oregon State Community Members,

I am very pleased to share that all Oregonians age 16 and older as of today, April 19, are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. This follows President Biden’s April 6 announcement making vaccinations available to all U.S. residents 18 and older beginning today.

It is important to note that vaccine access will be contingent on supplies coming into the state and local communities, which may vary from week to week. There may be wait times for appointments. However, we are optimistic that all OSU community members over 16 who wish to be vaccinated will be able to do so over the coming weeks.

This opportunity provides a pathway for all of us to return to a more normal state of operations, doing the things we love – learning, teaching, researching and serving our communities in Oregon and beyond.

Health authorities have determined that vaccines are safe and effective, and Oregon State University strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated.

For those located in Corvallis, weekly clinics at Reser Stadium are being collaboratively run by Samaritan Health Services, Benton County and OSU. Visit this website to schedule a vaccine. OSU-Cascades students, faculty and staff can register for the vaccine here. It is our understanding that vaccines will be available at other points throughout the community, including pharmacies, medical clinics and other sites. Check your local public health authority websites for more information.

Students, faculty and staff living elsewhere than the Willamette Valley or Central Oregon should visit the Oregon Health Authority: Get Vaccinated Oregon website and the CDC VaccineFinder for vaccinations anywhere in the U.S.

Please view this short video to learn more about becoming vaccinated. And remember, it’s OK to have questions. We are committed to helping you make informed decisions and providing access to trusted sources of information. For more information about vaccinations, visit the:

Even if you have been fully vaccinated, remember that we must all continue to practice public health safety guidelines. These include continuing to wear face coverings, practicing physical distancing, limiting the size of gatherings and hand-washing frequently.

Thank you for joining together to do all we can to build a safer and healthier Beaver Nation.

Sincerely,

Dan Larson
Vice Provost
Student Affairs
Coronavirus Response Coordinator

Date: 
April 19, 2021