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Oregon Hospitals to Provide First COVID-19 Vaccinations
Interest grows over who gets what place in line -- and who must get in line

Governor Kate Brown will hold a press availability tomorrow, when Oregon hospitals are scheduled to begin administering the first COVID-19 vaccinations in the state to frontline health care workers. She will be joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon hospitals, including Legacy Health, Oregon Health & Science University, and Saint Alphonsus in Ontario.

Governor Brown will hold a press conference tomorrow, December 16, at 11:00 am. A livestream will be available for the public.

According to the Oregon Health Authority website, this event is the beginning of what will be a massive immunization campaign as health facilities begin receiving new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The first COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in Oregon yesterday, December 14. Legacy Health is the first registered COVID-19 vaccine provider in the state to receive the vaccine, made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. The health system’s Holladay Park site in Portland and Meridian Park site in Tualatin each took delivery of one package of 975 doses today at around 7:00 am.

Additional doses are expected at three other locations in Oregon on Tuesday: Oregon Health & Science University Pharmacy, Kaiser Permanente’s Airport Way Center in Portland, and St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario also are each expected to receive 975-dose packages of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The remaining 30,225 Pfizer vaccine doses from this week’s allocation of 35,100 dose for Oregon will arrive at hospitals throughout the rest of the week, with 10,725 doses going to skilled nursing facilities for vaccinations that start next week.

--Staff Reports

Post Date: 2020-12-15 18:28:23Last Update: 2020-12-15 19:38:04

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