COVID booster? Oregon, Washington plans come into focus – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-09-24 18:42:08 –

At this time, only those who have received certain Pfizer vaccinations will accept boosters

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — The COVID-19 booster shot emits green light in the Pfizer-vaccinated target groups in Oregon and Washington.

At this time, booster shots approved for people over the age of 65, those in nursing homes, and those at high risk of serious illness due to work or medical condition have been vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine and have been vaccinated more than 6 times. Intended for those who have done it. months ago.

Health officials in both Oregon and Washington have stated that they have sufficient supply of Pfizer vaccine to provide a third dose, but at this point it is up to pharmacies and healthcare providers.

In Oregon, about 250,000 people can be targeted.

Cari Piercy, a respiratory therapist at a hospital in the Portland region, told KOIN 6 News that he plans to have a third shot next week.

“The fact that I face COVID almost every day worries me. I don’t want to get sick. I don’t want to take it back to my family’s husband,” Piercy said. “I’m excited to get a third booster.”

Some pharmacies can book booster shot reservations online.

The CDC said the booster would not change the definition of “complete vaccination.” Two doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, are still considered fully vaccinated.

The Oregon Department of Health has said it may re-establish a mass vaccination clinic, but not yet.

KOIN6 News continues this story.

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