Portland, Oregon 2021-06-13 20:37:36 –
Other options will continue to be available to Oregons while two Portland vaccination sites are closed
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —Oregon reported 167 newly confirmed estimated COVID-19 cases on Sunday. In the last seven days, the state has reduced the number of cases by 10% compared to the previous week.
These lowercase counts will close Portland’s two busiest vaccination sites, the Oregon Convention Center and Portland International Airport’s Red Lot on Saturday, June 19.
Hillsborough Stadium will continue to provide the first and second doses of the vaccine until June 25th.
In Vancouver, the Tower Mall Vaccine Site will remain open until June 29th.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown advises people to contact their healthcare provider if they have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine. As the vaccine becomes more available, it is being distributed to more healthcare professionals who can still provide doses to people in need of shots.
The state’s goal is to vaccinate 70% of Oregon’s population. Brown said part of that effort involved giving shots to returning Oregons who would otherwise not be able to get out and get it.
On Saturday, Brown thanked a community partner for helping reach the returning individual. She pointed out Clackamas County public health efforts.
Clackamas County reached a milestone on Saturday. Currently, 65% of people over the age of 16 are vaccinated.
According to Brown, local public health staff are doing extraordinary work in the community around the state, and pharmacies are strengthened by extending hours to make it more convenient for traditional 9 am to 5 pm workers. doing.
“The good news is that these vaccines are available in almost every corner of Oregon. If Oregon citizens have questions, I encourage them to contact their healthcare provider to answer them,” Brown said. Said.
She said she wanted to thank those who did everything with their power to ensure that the state achieved the goal of 70% of Oregons who have at least one shot. As of Sunday, the Oregon Department of Health has shown that vaccination rates in Oregon over the age of 18 are just over 67.4%.
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