Oregonians 16 and Older Become Eligible for Vaccine on April 19



Oregonians 16 and Older Become Eligible for Vaccine on April 19

Gov. Kate Brown announced this morning that, effective April 19, all Oregonians 16 and older can sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You are encouraged to register here to receive information on making appointments.

The vaccination timeline has been accelerated several times due to increases in shipments from the federal government. The new statewide eligibility on April 19 is nearly three weeks ahead of the original schedule, which had May 1 as the date when all Oregonians could sign up.

Yesterday, April 5, frontline workers and their families, as well as Oregonians 16 and older with underlying conditions, became eligible to get the vaccine. You can learn more about who qualifies as a "frontline" worker and other information on OBI's website.

The Oregon Health Authority has created an employer toolkit that can help you prepare your workers to receive the vaccine as they become eligible.

OBI is also hosting a webinar with the OHA and PhRMA on April 13 to discuss the latest on the vaccine rollout and what you need to know.

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