CORONAVIRUS, Health, Oregon

First COVID-19 vaccines administered in Oregon

Ansu Drammeh, R.N., a cardiovascular intensive care nurse at OHSU, is given the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday, December 16 by Ryan Thrower, D.M.D., who, according to OHSU, is the first dental resident in the United States to administer a COVID-19 vaccine.

Staff members at several Oregon hospitals have been vaccinated today with the  Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, kicking off the initial steps of an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. State officials say there will be enough doses in December to give the initial dose of the two-dose vaccine to 100,000 people working in the medical field and to those in long-term care facilities, followed by the second dose in January 2021.

What comes next is not clear, with no grasp of when the state will receive more doses from . . .

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