CORONAVIRUS, Government, Oregon

State inches closer to 70% goal for adult first-dose vaccinations

File photo: Chas Hundley

A Friday, June 4 press conference by Oregon Governor Kate Brown saw state officials outline the numbers and steps needed to lift COVID-19 restrictions put in place to stem the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

The big goal, 70% of those aged 18 and older with at least one shot, is in sight. Once reached, Brown said, the state will shift tactics in fighting the coronavirus. 

Most state restrictions will be removed, and the state will move resources to aiding local health agencies and to recovery efforts. 

“I want to be very clear that we are able to reopen like this because of the efficacy of the vaccines. For those of you who are vaccinated, you’ve helped us reach this point — and you are protected from this virus,” said Brown. “However, there . . .

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