There are already signs that distribution of the COVID vaccines will be messy, confusing and chaotic.
CVS, Walgreens and Consonus Pharmacy set up their first clinics in nursing homes in Oregon on Monday, marking the start of a weeks-long campaign.
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.
The state could have 70% of the population inoculated by late spring or summer, according to the Oregon Health Authority's chief epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger.
The university can only enroll several hundred people in a clinical trial, given its timeframe, so it is picking volunteers who are at high risk of severe symptoms and infection.
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.
The Vancouver hospital doesn’t know yet how many doses of the vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech it will receive.