CORONAVIRUS, Health, Oregon

First vaccine doses arrive in Oregon

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Oregon Health Authority announced that the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech arrived in Oregon Monday morning, with deliveries of 975 doses each made around 7 a.m. to two Legacy Health locations, one in Portland and one in Tualatin. 

These first doses will go to frontline workers in the healthcare industry, with more expected to arrive at locations across the state on Tuesday and the rest of the week. In total, 35,100 doses are being shipped to hospitals around the state this week, all reserved to healthcare workers in the hospitals and long-term care facilities throughout Oregon. 

It will likely be sometime in the spring before there are enough doses available for the general public to receive a vaccine. Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine, approved . . .

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