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Gov. Brown unveils new vaccine timeline

On March 22, Oregon counties that have largely finished vaccinating residents 65 and older may turn their eye to the next eligible groups.

Posted: Mar 19, 2021 11:02 AM
Updated: Mar 19, 2021 12:21 PM

SALEM, Ore. – At a press conference Friday morning, Gov. Kate Brown unveiled the latest COVID-19 vaccine prioritization timeline.

Following an order from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the state has pushed up its timeline to comply with President Joe Biden’s pledge that all Americans 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine by May 1.

On March 22, Oregon counties that have largely finished vaccinating residents 65 and older may turn their eye to the next eligible groups. Vaccinations can also begin for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in counties where they are currently working.

Below is the rest of the timeline:

March 29
Phase 1B, Group 6

  • All adults 45 to 64 with underlying health conditions
  • Migrant and seasonal farm workers
  • Seafood and agricultural workers
  • Food processing workers
  • People living in low-income senior housing, senior congregate and independent living
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness
  • People currently displaced by wildfires
  • Wildland firefighters
  • Pregnant people 16 and older

April 19
Phase 1B, Group 7

  • Frontline workers as defined by the CDC
  • Multigenerational household members
  • Oregonians 16 to 44 with underlying health conditions

May 1

  • All Oregonians, 16 and older

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