Starting on January 23, Oregon began making the vaccine available to anyone over 65, childcare providers, and educators.
How the vaccine will be distributed in Oregon:
It will take some time before every Oregonian who wants to get the vaccine can get their two shots. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will follow a phased approach to ensure we provide the first vaccines to critical health care workers who work with COVID-19 patients.
In line with CDC guidance, OHA will be prioritizing health care workers and long-term care residents and employees as the first group to receive the vaccine. This includes our doctors, nurses, janitorial staff, and others who have the potential for direct or indirect contact with COVID-19 patients or infectious materials. This includes BrightStar Care staff. Seniors are also now eligible for a vaccine.
Unfortunately, there is no centralized system for signing up for a vaccine yet. OHA recommends checking their website for updates.
The Oregon Convention Center is being used as a mass vaccination site run by four major local hospitals (Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, OHSU and Providence). The eventual goal of this center is to administer 25,000 or more vaccinations a day.
For more information on the COVID visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
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