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As COVID-19 Vaccines Trickle Out, Lane Co. Public Health Makes Mass Vax Plans For Gen. Population

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Tiffany Eckert
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According to the Oregon Health Authority, 51,255 Oregonians have received a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday. Nine of them have received two doses and are fully immunized.

Distribution of the vaccine will occur in phases. The initial phase, 1-A, includes health care personnel as well as residents of long-term care facilities. People in high-risk groups and essential workers will be vaccinated in the next phase, 1-B.

While it is a way down the road, Lane County Public Health officials are gearing up to vaccinate the general population. Spokesperson Jason Davis:

“We already have plans in place for the mass vaccination,” he said. “So these will be large scale, potentially drive through events where individuals will be able to quickly and efficiently receive their first dose of vaccine.”   

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PeaceHealth Oregon Network is administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to health care providers. Two doses are required to immunize.

Davis said Public Health will track the doses given and follow up. To date, 95 Lane County residents have died from the virus. 

For COVID-19 Vaccination information from Oregon Health Authority and Lane County Public Health, click here

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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