Oregon’s Vaccine Roll Out as Reported to the Washington Post 12/28

Oregon

At least 17,130 doses administered 265k people prioritized so far 4.22M total 93k first doses shipping 190k by end of year

Oregon is expected to get about 93,000 doses in the first set of Pfizer vaccines, and a total of 190,000 of the Pfizer and Moderna doses before the end of the year. That is enough to vaccinate 4.5 percent of the state population.

The state has approximately 200,000 health-care workers and 48,000 nursing home residents and workers, and the number of doses expected in December is enough to give 77 percent of them a single dose by the end of the year. The vaccine requires a follow-up booster about three or four weeks after the first shot.200kHealth care workers18kFirst responders48kNursing home residents

Oregon will offer its first doses to those serving in health-care settings, followed by other essential workers and those at higher risk of covid-19, including those 65 years of age or older.

State public health officials anticipatethe state will distribute 22,425 vaccine doses to nursing facilities and 80,000 doses to assisted-living facilities in its first three weeks of distribution.

Over the last week, Oregon has seen an average of 971 confirmed cases and 12 deaths per day. Oregon has the 49th most confirmed cases per capita among states and D.C. during the same period.

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