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Covid 19 Vaccine Update

Oregon has administered more than 1.2 million doses of COVID vaccine.  445,000 folks are now fully vaccinated.  The state is currently in Phase 1B Group 5.  Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen says three quarters of eligible Oregonians could be vaccinated by the end of March.  The state currently has a little over 300,000 doses in its supplies.

To get an appointment, you must register at getvaccinated.oregon.gov to be contacted for an appointment.  The Portland Airport and Hillsboro Stadium sites will be open this weekend along with the Oregon Convention Center.

Those eligible include ages 65 and older, educators and people in priority groups.  A new group including those ages 45 to 64 with underlying health conditions, food processing and farm workers and other priority groups will become eligible by March 29th.

Tower Mall in Vancouver has unfilled appointments and is opening up slots for anyone in Phase 1A, or Phase 1B Tier 1.  The site will be open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and next Monday and Tuesday, March 15th and 16th. Appointments are available as early as Friday, but you do need an appointment.  If you’re eligible, you can get on the waiting list here.  The Clark County Fairgrounds is providing primarily first doses through at least next week.  They’re open 9am-5pm Tuesdays through Fridays, and 9am-3pm on Saturdays.  You can make an appointment here or by calling the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 800-525-0127 and pressing #.  Language assistance is available.

Nearly 2.4 million doses have been given in Washington.  To find out if you’re eligible, visit findyourphasewa.org.


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