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.
Forcing companies to gear up production won’t provide much-needed doses anytime soon because expanding production lines takes time and establishing lines in repurposed facilities can take months.
There are already signs that distribution of the COVID vaccines will be messy, confusing and chaotic.
Oregon's two U.S. senators say they will push to make sure Oregon gets a fair share of vaccine doses. The distribution of the Moderna vaccine starts Monday.
People who are obese face a high risk of complications from COVID-19 but experts hope that they'll be protected along with people who have diabetes or high blood pressure, for example.
It’s not immediately clear when the first vaccinations will begin, although a spokesperson for the Oregon Health Authority suggested it may be Wednesday.
An Oregon Health Authority senior health advisor said the agency expects to receive two initial shipments by Dec. 22.
More than 200 dentists and dental students in Oregon have completed the training course offered by the Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Dentistry, with 60 others expected to finish by the end of December.