Who qualifies for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot?
See our booster shot fact sheet on who should get a booster, who should consider a booster, and who should not get a booster.
In short, federal health officials have authorized booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine for people who:
Are 18 or older.
Had Pfizer for their first shots, with their second shot at least six months ago. That means you would be eligible if you had your second shot on or after this date in April.
Are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or at high risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Make and appointment for a booster shot
Schedule online below, or:
Call 503-681-1600 for an appointment at OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center.
In the online scheduling tool, if you don’t have a MyChart account:
Select the “Continue as a Guest” pathway.
After you make your appointment, click or tap “SIGN UP NOW” to create an account. Having a MyChart account will speed your vaccination. Limited on-site registration will also be available.
Please contact your provider before scheduling a booster if you answer “yes” to any of the following:
Have you been treated with a COVID-19 monoclonal antibody or convalescent plasma in the last 90 days?
Have you ever had an immediate allergic reaction — severe or not — to polysorbate?
Have you ever had an immediate allergic reaction to any other vaccine?
Do you have a history of anaphylaxis from any cause?
Terms and conditions
By scheduling a vaccine appointment with Hillsboro Medical Center (Tuality Healthcare) through this website, you, on your own behalf or on behalf of another individual receiving the vaccine from Hillsboro Medical Center (Tuality Healthcare) (e.g., your minor child or other person for whom you act as health care representative), agree to the following:
To receive a COVID vaccine from Hillsboro Medical Center (Tuality Healthcare) health care professionals, students, volunteers or agents.
If you have health insurance or health benefit coverage, Hillsboro Medical Center (Tuality Healthcare) may bill and collect reimbursement from your health insurance or health benefits plan for the COVID vaccine Hillsboro Medical Center (Tuality Healthcare) provides to you or the individual you represent.
Hillsboro Medical Center (Tuality Healthcare) may collect, maintain and use personal and health information about you (or the individual you represent) as necessary to provide and bill for the COVID vaccine and satisfy state and federal regulations. Hillsboro Medical Center’s (Tuality Healthcare) Notice of Privacy Practices (“NPP”) explains our obligations regarding your information. You can view a copy of the NPP here.
You agree to receive communications regarding your care through various methods including mail, telephone, Hillsboro Medical Center (Tuality Healthcare) MyChart, email and manual or auto-dialing voicemail messages and text messages using the contact information that you give us.
You understand that you will receive an email confirming your first name, appointment date, time and location after you schedule an appointment through this website. You understand that email and text messaging is not secure or encrypted and may contain confidential information. You receiving this detailed appointment confirmation email by calling to schedule your vaccine appointment using the number below.
Vaccine for appointment
The Pfizer vaccine is the only one authorized for booster shots.
Though the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for use in ages 12 and older for vaccination, it’s authorized only for ages 18 and older for booster shots.
Booster shot location
OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center This is an indoor site.
Insurance card: You will receive a vaccine at no cost to you, and you do not need to have health insurance. If you do have insurance, though, please bring your insurance card to your appointment. Providers are allowed to charge your insurance company a fee to cover the cost of providing a booster shot. This fee may temporarily appear in your MyChart account, but you will NOT be billed.
Bring your vaccine records: Please bring your COVID-19 vaccine records with you to your appointment.
What to wear: Wear something that makes it easy to expose an upper arm for your shot.
Who can come with you: You can bring a support person. See the Hillsboro Medical Center visitor policy, on our coronavirus page, for details on support people. Service animals are allowed. Please leave pets at home.