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To qualify for the “Lower Risk” status in Governor Kate Brown’s county risk framework, Washington County — currently at “High Risk” — must get at least one dose of a vaccine into the arms of 65% of the population who are ages 16 and up, and submit a plan to close gaps in vaccination adoption by minority groups in the county.
The county submitted their equity plan to the state on Friday, May 14, according to Washington County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Sawyers.
And for a moment on Monday, May 17, it looked as if the county was within a stone’s throw of hitting the mark on vaccination percentages. According to data released Monday morning by the Oregon Health Authority, the county needed just 707 more people to be vaccinated with their first dose . . .
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