Frequently Asked Questions
Why are boosters important?
According to guidance from the CDC, though COVID-19 vaccines remain effective at preventing serious illness, their effectiveness to prevent milder illness decreases over time. Current data shows booster shots increase immune response to COVID-19.
With the spread of highly transmissible variants, such as Omicron, booster shots are one tool for preventing the spread of COVID-19 on campus.
Where can I get a booster shot?
COVID-19 vaccines are available in the Eugene/Springfield community. Lane County Public Health is offering booster shot clinics and provides a list of additional places, including health care providers and pharmacies, that offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Walk-in vaccination clinics at PeaceHealth RiverBend Annex are now open Tuesday-Sunday. Appointments are not needed for the walk-in clinics.
If you are outside of the Lane County area, check with a local public health agency, pharmacies, or health care providers about booster shot options and appointments in your area.