Oregon Vaccinations of Seniors Lag Behind Projections
Story by By Rachel Monahan - Story Source
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That rate is also below the national average of 73% for one dose. There's a big difference in how many seniors have been vaccinated, depending on the county: 80% of seniors in Multnomah County have gotten at least a first shot while only 55% of seniors in Clackamas County have.
"We have seen a slowing of vaccinations for seniors in some counties as more populations become eligible for the vaccine," says OHA spokesman Tim Heider. "Obviously, we like to see 100% of our seniors to be vaccinated, and we have enough doses to accomplish that. Seniors can access vaccine through the existing sources."
OHA now says it expects close to 3 in 4 older Oregonians to have at least one shot by early April. Read full story