Tracking Process Shows How OR Counties Are Doing On COVID Vax Goals
Under new state guidelines, Oregon counties will be eligible to move to Lower Risk for COVID-19 restrictions when 65% of county residents, 16 years and older, receive their first dose.
Washington, Benton, Deschutes, Hood River and Lincoln counties have all reached the goal as of Monday.
Public Health officials report Lane County needs to administer nearly 12,000 more prime doses to reach the goal. Spokesperson Jason Davis said that can happen quicker if residents take advantage of vax clinics while they are still operating.
"This weekend is the last weekend for the Lane Events Center drive-through clinics. The last day will be May 22," he said. "So, if that is convenient for you- close by to your home- we have around a thousand doses of Moderna to administer on the 22nd.”
Davis said 2,000 vaccine doses will be available this Saturday and Sunday at Autzen Stadium. Walk ups are welcome. He added there will be small clinics at schools and workplaces to help reach the 65% vaccinated goal for the county.