28 minutes | Jan 11, 2021

The slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Oregon

It hasn’t yet been a month since Oregon received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. How are we doing?

 In typical Oregon fashion – we’re doing OK. Better than some states, not as well as others, but demand for the vaccine is outpacing supply, and even supplies aren’t reaching Oregonians – and their arms – as quickly as anyone would like.

On this episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, reporter Aimee Green talks about the vaccine rollout in Oregon so far.

We talked about where we rank nationally in terms of administering vaccines, WHICH states are doing well, how Oregon could improve and why some health care workers are frustrated about the rollout. We talked shortly after Gov. Kate Brown’s Friday news conference where she announced the National Guard would be activated in Salem to assist with a weekend vaccination clinic.

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