With vaccine mandates in the offing, opponents turn to the claim that vaccination interferes with religious beliefs.
Concern for children amid the COVID-19 delta variant is contributing to a rising number of farmworker families getting vaccinated.
More than 9 million people have enrolled in a program to share information about their health since getting the shot.
The northeastern Oregon county is protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates in recognition of public outcry, saying mandates will worsen staffing shortages.
Since PeaceHealth announced its own deadlines, unions representing a swath of workers have leveled at least seven labor complaints.
Distrust in government initiatives runs so deep that even some primary care providers may be advising eligible patients against getting the shots.
Local legislators say Gov. Kate Brown's mandates go too far, health workers and public employees to choose between a personal medical decision and their jobs.
With the policy, Portland will become the latest major city requiring public workers to be vaccinated.
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Forecasters predict that the surge caused by the delta variant will rapidly worsen and that hospitals in the state will run out of ICU and other beds.