EUGENE, Ore.--In what would be the single largest shipment yet, Lane County will get 38000 vaccine doses headed our way next week.
A spokesperson for Lane County Public Health says 22,000 doses will be coming from the state and 16,000 will be shipped from the federal government. The shipment will have a mixture of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson&Johnson doses. These will be distributed at mass vaccination clinics run by public health and also given to local health partners for their own clinics.
Still, for a county that routinely receives less than 10,000 doses, the number would amount to a stunning boost for the area's vaccination drive.
"We need a plan to get through this and to get through in a way that is sustainable where we do not completely tank our local economy and actually promote health in the process," Jason Davis, a spokesperson for Lane County Public Health said.
Health officials credit the Lane County Board of Commissioners for writing a letter that urged Gov. Kate Brown to increase the allocation.