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Vaccination rollout problems surface again as the Oregon Health Authority reports more cases and deaths on Monday.

PMG FILE PHOTO - A COVID-19 vaccination being administered.Problems with Oregon's COVID-19 vaccine rollout surfaced again Monday as state health officials reported 939 new cases and 10 additional deaths.

A vaccine clinic in Salem closed on Jan. 11 because it did not have enough doses. Salem Health opened the clinic at the state fairgrounds last Thursday, Sept. 7, and in the following four days vaccinated about 8,000 nurses, firefighters and others who fall into the first priority group. But the clinic ran out of doses on Monday and closed.

Officials with Salem Health said they are saving the few hundred doses they have left to reopen Tuesday, when they expect to get a delivery of additional vaccines in the afternoon.

Members of the National Guard will also be at the clinic beginning Jan. 12, called in by Gov. Kate Brown to help reach her goal of vaccinating 12,000 people per day.

"That's why she called us up is to meet that goal and so that is our anticipation is that we will definitely be able to meet that goal," said Stephen Bomar, the Director of Public Affairs for the Oregon Military Department. "I know we're talking about [a] Fall time frame — that's what's been mentioned — but with the employment of the National Guard, we certainly hope to make that before the Fall."

When they had doses, Salem Health said they were able to vaccinate 410 people per hour at their clinic. It's open to anyone in Phase 1A who lives or works in Marion County.

The Oregon Health Authority said that, for now, there are no plans to hold more of these clinics in other parts of the state.

The OHA said it will coordinate with provider sites and local public health authorities to offer mass vaccination clinics when more vaccines become available.

Officials with the Multnomah County Health Department said they're talking about doing the same thing.

The new cases reported by the OHA on Monday increased the official number of cases to 126,607. The additional deaths raise the official toll to 1,613.

The new cases were reported in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (13), Clackamas (87), Clatsop (1), Columbia (14), Coos (15), Crook (1), Deschutes (38), Douglas (16), Hood River (3), Jackson (40), Jefferson (5), Josephine (38), Lane (61), Lincoln (8), Linn (13), Malheur (2), Marion (110), Morrow (8), Multnomah (16), Polk (40), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (63), Union (5), Wasco (7), Washington (314) and Yamhill (18).

Oregon's 1,604th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 25 and died on Jan. 9 at St. Charles Medical Center – Bend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,605th COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Jan. 9 at Oregon Health & Science University. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,606th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Jan. 7 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,607th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 8 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,608th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,609th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 11 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,610th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Dec. 30 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,611th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 1 and died on Jan. 8 at Adventist Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,612th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Jan. 2 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,613th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Jan. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Note: Oregon's 1,200th and 1,237th COVID-19 deaths, reported on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 respectively, are the same person. Oregon's 1,186th and 1,031st deaths, reported on Dec. 15 and Dec. 6 respectively, also are the same person.

The numbers have been adjusted accordingly.

KOIN News 6 is a news partner of the Portland Tribune and contributed to this story. Their story can be found here.


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