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Top Oregon health official on possible COVID-19 surge, expedited vaccine eligibility

By Julie Sabatier (OPB)
April 5, 2021 10:37 p.m. Updated: April 6, 2021 6:53 p.m.

Broadcast: Tuesday, April 6

A person wearing gloves gives a shot in the upper arm of a person wearing a mask.

Dr. Jane Birschbach, MD, right, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Barrett Flesh at the Deschutes County Public Health Department in Bend, Oregon, Jan. 12, 2021.

Bradley W. Parks / OPB


Oregon officials are warning of a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, even as more people become eligible for vaccines each week. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen joins us to discuss the latest projections and the new timeline that will allow all Oregonians 16 and up to get a vaccine starting April 19.

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