March 27, 2021 message

Governor Brown accelerates vaccine eligibility for frontline workers

March 27, 2021

Campus Colleagues,

Today Gov. Kate Brown accelerated the vaccine eligibility timeline for frontline workers, which includes university employees, from April 19 to April 5. As previously announced, all Oregonians 16 years and older will become eligible for vaccination by May 1.

Vaccine sites are available through existing health care channels and vaccination clinics, including at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland International Airport and in Hillsboro. Vaccines are now also available at many local pharmacies. More information about how to sign up is available from the Oregon Health Authority. 

PSU’s Center for Student Health & Counseling is an approved vaccination site, however we are still awaiting supply. University representatives are working with state and local public health officials to provide an on-campus vaccination option to support employees in accessing the COVID-19 vaccine. We will provide more information about this option as it becomes available. 

Vaccinations remain the best path out of the pandemic and play a key role in Portland State’s safe return to campus and in-person instruction this fall. We are grateful the governor has moved up access to vaccines for PSU’s frontline workers. University frontline workers are included in Phase 1B, Group 7, with frontline workers as defined by the CDC. The Oregon Health Authority has more information available to determine eligibility. Employees are not required to bring proof of eligibility, identification, social security numbers or health insurance, although vaccine providers may ask about your line of work or if you live in Oregon.

We will continue to keep you informed as additional information becomes available. If you have specific questions, you may send them to coronavirusresponse@pdx.edu.