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.
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 move could encourage more minorities on the Oregon Health Plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The problem could strip 15 million doses from the national supply, jeopardizing Oregon's promise to vaccinate every resident 16 and older before summer.
A new poll shows Americans are growing more enthusiastic about being vaccinated, with the biggest change among Black Americans.
So far, 72% of the inmates at the women's prison in Wilsonville have been vaccinated, barely enough to provide herd immunity on vaccinations alone.
“We need to take care of the problem everywhere to be able to take care of it anywhere,” says Dr. Mark Feinberg, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.
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Meanwhile, a committee hears from county commissioners who lament the complexity and confusion in the vaccination rollout and public messaging.