Snowstorms elsewhere postpone weekly shipment of Moderna vaccine to Oregon though Pfizer vaccine doses for the week did arrive.
The federal government sent roughly 12,000 vaccine doses to more than 120 Costco, Health Mart, Safeway and Albertsons pharmacies in 27 of Oregon’s 36 counties last week as part of the initial phase of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
Uninsured residents in Oregon and any of the other 35 states that use the federal healthcare.gov platform, which is the only way to obtain subsidies, can enroll in plans through May 15.
Some school districts have already started sending students back into the classroom, while others have laid out reopening plans and are surveying families.
Social media posts say that Pfizer and Moderna are inadvertently hurting the public by not sharing their technology with other pharmaceutical companies to help speed up the manufacturing process and distribution.
In these cases, a person tests positive for COVID-19 at least two weeks after they received the second of the required two doses.
Early studies have shown that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a higher likelihood of dying from the virus than those without disabilities, likely because of a higher prevalence of preexisting conditions.
The measures would impose taxes on increases in the price of drugs that don’t reflect improved clinical value and set the rates paid by state-run and commercial health plans to a benchmark based on prices in Canada.
Salem Health said it will try to keep its planned schedule but two sites in Portland will be canceled on Friday due to expected snow and ice.
Copies of the N95 masks, which are prized for their ability to filter out 95% of particles, have flooded the country, including 1.9 million that were distributed to 40 hospitals in Washington state.