Getting the COVID-19 vaccine won’t affect your immigration status

If you’re an immigrant, you may have concerns about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) believes that everyone should have the opportunity to be vaccinated. We want you to have the facts: 

  • All eligible people in Oregon can get the vaccine.  
  • You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen. 
  • Getting the vaccine will NOT affect your immigration status or count as a public charge. 
  • You do not need to have or provide a social security number. 
  • You do not need to have identification.  

If you need support or information on resources for help, you can call the Safe + Strong Helpline: 1-800-923-HELP (4357). 

This article first appeared in the April 7, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.