Oregon State University; Oregon State University - Cascades; OSU-Cascades; flu shot clinic; covid vaccination

Drive-thru and walk-up flu shot and COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 are open to students, employees and community members.

Oct 04, 2021

Oregon State University – Cascades will host free flu shot and COVID-19 vaccination clinics for faculty, staff, students and Central Oregon community members Oct. 12 and 13.

The on-campus clinics are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

The drive-thru clinic will take place in the newly opened OSU-Cascades parking lot off Simpson Avenue  between Mt. Washington Road and Century Avenue.

The walk-up clinic will take place on the Obsidian Hall patio. Free one-hour parking will be available to community members in the campus parking lot located along Simpson Avenue.

The clinics are hosted in partnership with Deschutes County Health Services. No health insurance is necessary to receive a flu shot or COVID-19 vaccination.

The flu vaccination is available for ages 6 months and older. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for ages 12 and older.

Vaccinations will be available at the clinics for those seeking first or second doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

For those who receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Deschutes County Health Services will provide instructions for receiving a second dose. A vaccination card with documentation of a first dose will be needed to receive a second dose.

COVID-19 booster shots will not be available at the clinics. For information about booster shots in Deschutes County visit deschutes.org/health/page/covid-19-vaccine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu shot may be administered without regard to the timing of other vaccines, and side effects are similar whether the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot are given simultaneously or administered separately.

For additional information about the clinics, contact 541-322-3100 or info@osucascades.edu.

About OSU-Cascades:  Oregon State University’s campus in Bend brings higher education to Central Oregon, the fastest growing region in the state. Surrounded by 2.5 million acres of mountains and high desert, OSU-Cascades is a top-tier research university where small classes accelerate faculty-student mentoring. Degree programs meet industry and economic needs in areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, natural ecosystems, health and wellness, and arts and sciences, and prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges. OSU-Cascades is expanding to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students, building a 128-acre campus with net-zero goals.