PORTLAND, Ore. – FEMA has awarded Oregon $110 million in federal funding to help the state vaccinate Oregonians.
The vaccination centers that will be opened thanks to this money will be able to administer 2 million vaccines during a 90-day period.
Timelines are still under review.
Governor Kate Brown commented on the funding, “”I am extremely pleased that Oregon will receive these critical funds from FEMA as we continue our efforts to ramp up vaccinations across the state. These emergency funds bring some welcome financial relief and will help ensure the cost of vaccinating Oregonians will not be a barrier to our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I want to thank our partners at FEMA for streamlining the public assistance grant process. The expedited funding will help the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management provide vaccine access to Oregonians and support local vaccination efforts across the state.”
Here’s more from FEMA:
BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $110 million in federal funding to assist the Oregon Health Authority (0HA) and partners in operating dozens of COVID-19 vaccination centers throughout the state.