CORONAVIRUS, Health, Oregon

Vaccine eligibility expanded for more underlying conditions, families of frontline workers

Ansu Drammeh, R.N., a cardiovascular intensive care nurse at OHSU, is given the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday, December 16.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced an expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for people with some underlying health conditions, and for family members that live with frontline workers. 

"As we move into the days and weeks ahead, we will continue to deploy a vaccine strategy that is centered on prioritizing our most vulnerable, and ensuring access to the vaccine for everyone. To do this, we need to move in a manner that is both fast and fair," Brown said during a press conference held Friday. 

The announcement means that family members of frontline workers — who become eligible in . . .

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