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Household family of Oregon frontline workers eligible for vaccine, Gov. Brown says
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  An eligibility expansion for the families of frontline workers Outlining the latest virus forecast  
 
SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown and health officials addressed Oregonians on the state's fight against the coronavirus Friday, announcing an eligibility expansion for the families of frontline workers, broadening the criteria for underlying health conditions, and outlining the latest virus forecast.

On Monday, April 5, frontline workers will be eligible for the vaccine statewide, though more than two dozen counties have already moved ahead of the timeline to start vaccinating this group. To help ensure access to the vaccine for everyone, Brown also announced that the household family members of frontline workers will be eligible for a vaccine, too.

If you're a frontline worker, as defined by the CDC, when you make an appointment for a vaccine for yourself, make them for your entire family, adults, obviously," said Brown. "If you're attending a community vaccine event, bring your family members with you.

Additional groups that become eligible on Monday include people living in multi-generational households, and those 16 and older with at least one underlying health condition.

Also effective immediately, the state is expanding the criteria for underlying health conditions to meet the CDC's extended list. Read full story