Hillsboro Medical Center is actively working to vaccinate groups in each phase set by the Oregon Health Authority at the mass vaccination sites in the Portland Area. We currently do not offer COVID-19 vaccines for patients or the general public at the hospital.
Updated April 26, 2021
Update on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Federal officials on April 23 called for resuming use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, ending a 10-day recommended pause. They based their decision on an extensive and continuing safety review, they said. The Oregon Health Authority on April 24 cleared health providers and pharmacies in Oregon to resume using the vaccine.
Federal officials had recommended a pause April 13 “out of an abundance of caution” after six women developed severe blood clots. That number has risen to 15 women out of more than 8 million people in the U.S. who have received the vaccine.
In lifting the pause, officials with the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called the risk of blood clots “very low” and “incredibly rare.” The vaccine, meanwhile, can be expected to save thousands of lives, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said.
Top things to know:
- After a thorough review, public health officials concluded that the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh the risks.
- New fact sheets will help doctors treat the rare blood clots, and will help people who get the vaccine know when to seek care.
- The pause and safety review are reassuring signs that national vaccine safety monitoring is working well to identify potential complications.
- The complication has not been seen with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, which are a different type of vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Details
All Oregonians who are 16 and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & FAQ tool to learn who is eligible.
There are several vaccination sites in the Portland metropolitan area. If you are in one of the eligible priority groups, please use the OHSU COVID-19 tool or OHA COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon site to find a vaccination site near you. You may want to try both tools to find the most convenient location and appointment time for you.
Vaccinations in the Hillsboro area are at a drive-through site at the Hillsboro Stadium.
Vaccine appointments at the Hillsboro Stadium are currently released on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m., and go quickly. Use the tool at that time for the best chance of getting an appointment.
4450 N.E. Century Blvd.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Enter Hillsboro Stadium at Gate B and follow signs to greeter in a reflective vest.
Reach the OHSU call center at 833-OHSU-CCC (833-647-8222), weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OHSU’s testing site offers both coronavirus testing and influenza vaccinations (flu shots). OHSU also has three vans to make testing available across parts of Oregon. The Hillsboro Stadium site is now a COVID-19 vaccination site (appointments required) only.
Visitor Policy & Operations
Hillsboro Medical Center is working towards resuming normal operations. Check back weekly to find out what’s changed. Everyone is required to wear a mask during their entire time here. You must clean your hands once entering the building and stay 6 feet apart from others.
Loved ones are important to a patient’s overall care and well-being. Hillsboro Medical Center follows the Oregon Health Authority guidelines to allow:
- One healthy adult visitor per day for adult patients.
- Two healthy adults per day for pediatric patients.
- Two support persons during labor and delivery.
There are a few visitor exceptions we’re allowing at the current time.
- A caregiver or attendant may visit a patient who needs assistance due to a language barrier or disability.
- A close family member of a patient who is receiving end-of-life care.
- If neither parent meets screening criteria, a parent or legal guardian who does not meet our screening criteria may visit their child in the hospital.
Visitors must comply with the following:
Wear a mask: Everyone age 2 and older must wear a mask while at the hospital campus. This includes wearing your mask in the parking garage and hospital.
The following masks are acceptable:
Symptom screening: All visitors will be screened for the symptoms of COVID-19 and obtain a visitor sticker. Visitors should display their screening sticker in a visible location at all times while in the hospital.
Limit movement in hospital: Visitors are expected to limit their movement around buildings and remain within the patient room. You may be asked to wait at home or outside the building for patients to arrive in their rooms.
In addition, open treatment areas and waiting rooms where physical distancing is not possible may also be restricted. If appropriate distancing cannot be maintained, you may be asked to wait elsewhere.
People with disabilities may have support people with them while in the hospital. You can name at least three support people (friends, family, paid assistant, etc.) to help you. You can always have at least one support person with you:
- In the emergency room.
- During your hospital stay if you need help with your care.
- For any talk about hospice care.
- When you consider signing an advance directive or POLST form.
If you would like a copy of the policy, please call Patient Relations at 503-681-4357.
- South Hillsboro Urgent Care: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Forest Grove Immediate Care: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Rehabilitation in Hillsboro: 6:15 a.m. – 7 p.m., M-Th; closes at 6 p.m. on Friday
- Rehabilitation in Forest Grove: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. M, W, Th, F; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tues.
- Primary care clinics have hours listed on their web pages. Virtual visits are also available.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, classes and events may be rescheduled for the health and safety of participants and instructors. Please check the Community Education listings regularly to view the status of each class.
We’ve gathered some frequently asked questions to help you know more about the coronavirus and COVID-19.
According to the CDC, these symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Shortness of breath
- Trouble breathing
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
If you see emergency signs, call 911 or your emergency department. They are:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to awaken
- Bluish lips or face
- Other severe symptoms
Wear a mask or face covering: Face coverings are required in Oregon for all indoor spaces (for example, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and more) and outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible.
Wash your hands often: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have soap and water, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Avoid close contact: Stay at least 6 feet from other people. Read some tips for social distancing.
Cover coughs and sneezes: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw the tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect: Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.
Where to learn more
We’ve compiled a list of helpful links to keep you informed about COVID-19.