County offers vaccinations Wednesday, Thursday

Linn County Public Health will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road.

The Wednesday clinic will be by appointment and includes 1,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine and 942 second doses.

Public Health Director Todd Noble said first dose appointments are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Pfizer.  Walk-ins are welcome, but the vaccine manufacturer will not be guaranteed and individuals may receive the Moderna vaccine.

If the Pfizer vaccine is preferred, please make an appointment, Noble said.

The Thursday welcomes walk-ins and will include 2,500 first doses and 842 second doses of the Moderna vaccine.

“We have plenty of doses and we are ready, willing and able to provide these vaccinations for anyone over 16 years of age,” Noble said.

You must be at least 18 years of age to receive the Moderna vaccine.

To register for a vaccination, visit the Linn County Public Health website at https://www.linncountyhealth.org/ or call the Samaritan Health Services COVID scheduling hotline at 855-441-2311.