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Oregon health officials prep for expanded vaccine eligibility – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-04-18 13:42:23 –

OHA: Supply continues to be concerned about J & J issues

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —According to the state’s deployment plan, vaccine reservations in Oregon will be open to anyone over the age of 16 on Monday.

In addition, as the qualifications expand, demand will flow in. This will make many Oregons dissatisfied with the limited booking options.

Oregon Health Director Pat Allen said vaccine volume has increased, but supply remains a concern due to the suspension of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. After the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration last week said more evidence was needed to determine if a handful of abnormal blood clots were associated with shots, and if so, how great the risk was. , The J & J vaccine is at stake. The FDA’s deputy said he expected the suspension to last for only a few days.

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He said Oregon would receive 70,000 less doses in the coming weeks due to the suspension.

“Reservations will continue to be tight in many parts of the state over the next few weeks,” Allen said Friday. “But there is still enough dose for everyone to get it.”

Almost a quarter of all Oregons are fully vaccinated — about 75% of all older people are vaccinated as well.

The· The latest weekly report showed a surge in cases, higher hospitalizations and higher deaths for the third straight week From the previous week. Between April 5 and April 11, Oregon experienced 3,722 new cases, an increase of 26% from the previous week, and 47 new COVID-19-related deaths.

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