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All Oregonians 16 and older will be eligible for COVID vaccine May 1, state health leader confirms
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Oregon's top health official said Wednesday the state would comply with a federal order and make all residents 16 and older eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine May 1.

Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority, made that commitment Wednesday during an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting's Think Out Loud.

Allen's remarks came six days following President Joe Biden's announcement that all states would have enough vaccine supply to make all residents eligible by May 1, two months earlier than Oregon previously planned.