Oregon’s Educators And Health Care Workers Given Vaccine Mandate
Walgreens pharmacist Mindy Keeton delivers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shot on Monday at the AHEPA apartments in Merrillville, Ind. (Kale Wilk/The Times via AP)

SALEM, Ore. – As COVID-19 surges and strains Oregon’s hospitals, Governor Kate Brown on Thursday announced two new vaccine mandates.

The state’s health care workers will be required to be fully vaccinated by October 18th or six weeks after full FDA approval, whichever is later.

The same rules apply for Oregon’s teachers, educators, support staff, and volunteers in K-12 schools.

The Governor urges health care workers and educators not yet vaccinated to speak with their doctors about their concerns.

Governor Brown Thursday also announced she has formed a Hospital Crisis Prevention and Response group consisting of health care stakeholders to problem solve in real time and suggest new measures to aid health care workers and hospitals during the ongoing hospital crisis.

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