HERMISTON — Good Shepherd Health Care System is offering free COVID-19 vaccines, including the initial series and booster doses. Patients should bring vaccination cards, if applicable.

No appointment is necessary: Friday, Nov. 19, 7 a.m. to noon; and Monday, Nov. 22, 2:30-7 p.m. The vaccines will be administered in the hospital's Conference Center 1 and 2, at 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston. Required monitoring after vaccine administration is 15 minutes.

Good Shepherd has the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, both authorized for those 18 and older; and the Pfizer vaccine, for those 12 and older. Good Shepherd is not providing the Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 year olds at these clinics. In accordance with Oregon Law, patients 15 and older can self-consent for the vaccine. For ages 12-14, a parent or guardian must be present.

For more information, call the vaccination hotline at 541-667-3426, visit www.gshealth.org/coronavirus or search www.facebook.com/gshcsnews.

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Contact community writer Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4532.

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