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Oregon health Authority says 70 percent of adults 18 and over have received at least one vaccination based on data reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ALERT IIS.

According to the CDC, 2,343,617 adults in Oregon had received one dose, however, an additional 2,900 doses delivered by pharmacies in Oregon have not yet been reported to the CDC. Additionally, Oregon reported 1,478 first doses administered Thursday to the CDC and these have not been added to the federal total. The combination of the additional doses means Oregon has reached its 70 percent vaccination target.

“The 70 percent adult vaccination goal means we have a better chance to sustain a safe reopening. The safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines continue to drive down new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in our state,” said Patrick Allen, Director of the Oregon Health Authority. “Thank you to everyone who’s been vaccinated and everyone who helped administer these life-saving vaccines, but COVID-19 hasn’t gone away. It’s our goal to vaccinate eight in 10 people across Oregon, particularly adults in communities of color and other under-vaccinated groups.”

According to Oregon Health Authority data, Oregon is 18th in the nation in total population vaccinated.

Statewide vaccination efforts will continue at Oregon Health Authority and the agency will still provide coordination efforts with case investigation and contact tracing support, but it will be up to local health authorities to manage outbreaks of COVID-19 in their areas.

Justin Werner
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