The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday reported 481 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths, as state officials released a tally of vaccine doses that have been discarded since inoculations began in December.
Calls are mounting for the federal government to track the death of U.S. health care workers from COVID-19 as a media project draws to a close.
In Multnomah County, homeless service providers are helping health officials identify and address barriers to vaccine access.
Appointments through Oregon Health & Science University for Portland International Airport's drive-through clinic were all taken within 30 minutes.
The problem could strip 15 million doses from the national supply, jeopardizing Oregon's promise to vaccinate every resident 16 and older before summer.
The Portland metro area is not included — but counties across much of the state can start vaccinating “Group 7” right away.
With a mix of relief and caution, older adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are moving out into the world and resuming activities put on hold during the pandemic.
A new poll shows Americans are growing more enthusiastic about being vaccinated, with the biggest change among Black Americans.