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Oregon Health Authority authorizes boosters for all adults

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Everyone age 18 and older is now eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose. Saturday, the Oregon Health Authority authorized pharmacies, health clinics and other vaccine providers in the state to begin administering boosters to anyone 18 years and older.

The state’s orders follow actions by the Centers for Disease Control and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Panel to authorize expanded booster eligibility.

While booster doses are available to everyone age 18 and older, they are strongly recommended for people older than 50, people age 18 and older who live in long-term care facilities and anyone who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Vaccinated people are eligible for a booster six months after they completed their initial series if they received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after they received their Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.