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State and county officials, with the help of FEMA and emergency services, have launched mobile clinics to ensure that homebound and group home residents get a jab.
The federal government sent roughly 12,000 vaccine doses to more than 120 Costco, Health Mart, Safeway and Albertsons pharmacies in 27 of Oregon’s 36 counties last week as part of the initial phase of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
Now, during a once-in-a-century pandemic, President Joe Biden has promised to provide 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in his first 100 days in office.
The group of 27 members representing a large number of minority groups has until next month to advise the state on who should be next in line to be offered a vaccine.
SALEM – In a dramatic turn of events, Senate Democrats agreed Monday to kill a mandatory school vaccination bill that would have given Oregon some of the country's strictest child vaccination laws.
Oregon just became the first state in the nation to allow dentists to offer any vaccination to a patient.
Minnesota and Illinois do allow dentists to vaccinate, but only for the flu and only in adults.
SALEM – With more than 100 opponents of mandatory school vaccinations looking on, an undeterred Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday that removes non-medical exemptions for school-aged children.
The controversial vaccination bill that would prohibit all but medically necessary exemptions has moved to the floor of the Oregon House of Representatives.
Amid partisan wrangling, the House health care committee on Thursday approved House Bill 3063 which would require children to have a medical exemption or be vaccinated to attend school.
The vote, 7 to 4, followed party lines.