Oregon Governor Kate Brown is sending an additional 17,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Portland region, after health leaders in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington raised concerns about shortages.
Public health officials from Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties said they're suspending outreach to private medical practices and other health workers who still want access to the COVID-19 vaccine, due to limited supply.
People age 70 and older as and some people living with an elders will be next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington. The state Department of Health is going to restrict essential worker vaccines to people older than 50 for now, because supply is limited.
"For my family." "These vaccinations mean that we will be able to stay on the job." "It is killing more Blacks and more Latinos." Health-care workers in Oregon speak about why they're volunteering for the COVID-19 vaccine.
It's the next-to-last step for the vaccine developed by drugmaker Moderna and the National Institutes of Health. The panel of physicians and medical researchers is expected to endorse it, followed by the Food and Drug Administration's OK within hours or days.