13 Oregon counties approved to offer vaccines to expanded eligibility groups; OHA updates statewide COVID-19 totals – KPTV.com

The Oregon Health Authority revealed Monday that Baker, Benton, Deschutes, Grant, Jefferson, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Umatilla and Union counites had submitted attestation letters indicating their intent to immediately provide vaccines to people in Phase 1B, Group 6, ahead of the previously designated statewide start date of March 29. That group includes: Adults ages 45 to 64 with one or more hidden condition with increased risk.Migrant and seasonal farm workersSeafood and farming workersFood processing workersPeople living in low-income, senior congregate and independent living facilitiesSheltered and unsheltered individuals experiencing houselessnessPeople displaced by wildfiresWildland firefightersPregnant women 16 and olderThe Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is being upgraded to accommodate Mondays announcement.OHA reported Monday that 21,629 brand-new dosages of COVID-19 vaccinations were included to the state immunization windows registry. Of that overall, 14,422 doses were administered on March 21 and 7,207 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine pc registry March 21.

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In Marion County, the different health center systems, drug stores and health department have utilized various methods to get locals vaccinated. Marion County Public Health Division Director Katrina Rothenberger states they have actually had success and were ready to relocate to the next group of people.” Instead of our appointments filling in a matter of a day, they were taking a couple of additional days to fill those visit slots so by moving on to group six we have some more flexibility so that we can get every consultation slot filled out a prompt way. We desire to make sure that no vaccine shot goes to lose,” Rothenberger said.OHA motivates people to the vaccine in their own county. Oregon however does not have constraints based upon an individuals home address on where they get a vaccine.” Residents are being motivated to get immunized close to their houses given that they must get their second shot at the same place they get their very first shot (for individuals who are receiving Pfizer and Moderna vaccines),” an OHA representative said.On Monday, OHA reported 178 new validated and presumptive cases of COVID-19 statewide, bringing the states overall throughout the pandemic to 161,706. Those cases were in the following counties: Benton (8 ), Clackamas (29 ), Columbia (3 ), Coos (8 ), Curry (8 ), Deschutes (6 ), Douglas (10 ), Jackson (6 ), Jefferson (2 ), Josephine (10 ), Klamath (9 ), Lake (1 ), Lane (16 ), Lincoln (1 ), Linn (4 ), Marion (23 ), Multnomah (24 ), Polk (1 ), Tillamook (4 ), Washington (2) and Yamhill (3 ). Two additional deaths linked to COVID-19 were also reported Monday: A 91-year-old male in Lane County who evaluated positive on March 2 and passed away on March 19 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center. He had hidden conditions; a 40-year-old female in Marion County who tested favorable on March 14 and died on March 20 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.There were 116 clients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Oregon on Monday, which was four more than Sunday. Of those, 18 were in ICU beds, which was down 4 from the previous day.For more, go to kptv.com/coronavirus or https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.

The Oregon Health Authority announced Monday that Baker, Benton, Deschutes, Grant, Jefferson, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Umatilla and Union counites had submitted attestation letters indicating their objective to instantly use vaccines to people in Phase 1B, Group 6, ahead of the formerly designated statewide start date of March 29. That group includes: Adults ages 45 to 64 with one or more underlying condition with increased risk.Migrant and seasonal farm workersSeafood and farming workersFood processing workersPeople living in low-income, senior congregate and independent living facilitiesSheltered and unsheltered individuals experiencing houselessnessPeople displaced by wildfiresWildland firefightersPregnant ladies 16 and olderThe Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is being upgraded to accommodate Mondays announcement.OHA reported Monday that 21,629 brand-new dosages of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization computer system registry. Of that overall, 14,422 dosages were administered on March 21 and 7,207 were administered on previous days however were entered into the vaccine computer system registry March 21. She had underlying conditions.There were 116 clients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Oregon on Monday, which was 4 more than Sunday.

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