People who are interested in helping others get vaccinated are often referred to as “vaccine fairies” on the social site, Reddit. Amanda Blum of Portland says she has helped about 200 people get vaccination appointments after they contacted her for support via her Reddit post./Kristyna Wentz-Graff/OPB
Experts say the Delta variant is 40% to 50% more transmissible than other variants, which means that unvaccinated people can more easily catch it and vaccinated people face a higher risk of a breakthrough infection.
Jackson County will move down to moderate risk, with Polk County set to move to lower risk in the governor’s COVID-19 framework.
Jun 15, 2021
State health officials are racing to win federal approval of Oregon Health Plan changes before Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, shown at the Oregon Convention Center vaccination site, leaves office.