Oregon anticipates everyone 16-plus can get first COVID-19 vaccine dose by first week of June

March 19, 2021

By Andrew Theen, The Oregonian/OregonLive

Every Oregonian 16 and older could receive at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by the first week of June, state officials said Friday during an unexpectedly optimistic news conference, as Gov. Kate Brown announced accelerated eligibility timelines for certain workers and people with underlying health conditions.

Universal vaccine eligibility is now set to open May 1, prompting Brown to give high-risk groups a first crack at securing appointments before the floodgates open.

Counties that have “largely” completed vaccinating seniors may inoculate certain frontline workers and people ages 45 to 64 with underlying conditions beginning Monday, a week ahead of schedule. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers already at work in fields or industries across Oregon are also eligible to be vaccinated Monday.

Oregonians ages 16 to 44 with underlying health conditions will be eligible April 19, nearly two weeks earlier than planned. Grocery employees and other frontline workers are eligible the same day.

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