Appointments through Oregon Health & Science University for Portland International Airport's drive-through clinic were all taken within 30 minutes.
Residents are finding it easier to drive to the Oregon State Fairgrounds and get vaccinated than to secure an appointment in Portland because of an uneven allocation of doses among counties.
Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority, said that every senior, educator and person eligible in the 1a group who want a vaccine will be able to get a first dose by early April.
A group that advocates for limited governmental powers has filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Kate Brown’s authority to require Oregonians to wear face coverings in public.
The time lag is rendering contact tracing -- the system of tracking down all known contacts of the infected person to warn them to quarantine or get tested -- much less effective.