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Gov. Kate Brown accelerates the vaccination schedule as supplies become more available.

COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - A COVID-19 vaccination shot about to be administered.Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has again moved up Oregon's vaccination prioritization timeline.

Frontline workers and all Oregonians with underlying health conditions over the age of 16 will be eligible for the vaccine on Monday, April 5.

"… we will work to make sure vaccines reach the communities that have been hardest hit by COVID-19: Oregon's Black, Indigenous, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Tribal and communities of color," Brown said on Friday, March 26. "With so many counties across Oregon ready to begin the next phases of vaccination, I am accelerating our vaccination timelines statewide rather than proceeding county-by-county.

"And, with increased supplies, expanding eligibility will allow health care providers and community-based organizations to be more efficient in their efforts to vaccinate hard-to-reach communities."

This latest update has not changed the timeline for all Oregonians over the age of 16, who will become eligible for vaccination no later than May 1.

Here is the latest update on eligibility:

Phase 1B, Group 6 (No later than March 29)

• Adults 45-64 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

• People experiencing homelessness

• People currently displaced by wildfires,

wildland firefighters

• Pregnant people 16 and older

Phase 1B, Group 7 (April 5)

• Frontline workers as defined by the CDC

• Multigenerational household members

• Adults 16 and older with underlying health conditions.

KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune.


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