Groups eligible for a Pfizer booster shot include seniors, people living in long-term care facilities, those with certain underlying medical conditions, and people working in higher risk occupations.
After mask opponents speak out at a commission meeting, the Board of Commissioners votes to oppose a mask mandate for school children.
Oregon acts in face of COVID-19 surge that is swamping hospitals, but it is unclear how school districts, health care providers will enforce the requirement.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced the deployment of up to 1,500 National Guard members who will assist at 20 hospitals around the state.
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About 70% of Oregon’s 41,000 state workers are already vaccinated, and unions said their members should have a say in the policy.
The announcement comes a day after Kaiser Permanente said that it would require all employees to be fully inoculated.
Districts decry the loss of “local control” in health and safety decisions following the governor's order that schools require masks inside this fall.