The Oregon Health Authority said 133 pharmacies across the state will receive a combined 12,000 doses,with an average of 90 doses going to each participating pharmacy.
The legislation aims to rein in costs and prevent monopolies, but health care companies say it would reduce flexibility and create uncertainty.
As with everything covid right now — testing, vaccinations and hospital capacity — ramping up contact tracing has become a race against time as new, more contagious variants of the virus threaten to accelerate transmission of the disease
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem before the pandemic, with 15 million people diagnosed nationwide, but it's continued to get worse with some hospital admissions up dramatically.
Public health officials warn that Oregonians need to keep their guard up because the situation can change, especially with the treat of variants that appear to be more easily transmissible.
The first wave of vaccinations for health care workers in health care settings went comparatively smoothly but now elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
On Monday, Oregon opened up vaccinations to people age 80 and next week those 75 and older will be eligible. Oregon is the last state in the country to open up vaccinations to seniors.
Residents can text, call or email for information, but most people will probably have to book an appointment online.
House Bill 2508 would allow providers to continue to get telehealth reimbursed at the same rates as office visits while banning barriers to virtual or telephonic consultations.
VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth has named Carol Aaron and Ruth Williams-Brinkley to its system board of directors.