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Goal is to administer a minimum of 500 vaccinations a day beginning on Friday

Providence Newberg Medical Center and A-dec Inc. have joined forces to stage drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Newberg over the next severl weeks.

A drive-through vaccination clinic, the first of its kind in the Newberg area, will open this week in an effort headed by Providence Newberg Medical Center and dental equipment giant A-dec Inc. to fight the COVID-19 virus.

The goal of the clinic, according to a release from A-dec, is to administer 500 vaccinations a day starting Friday and continuing on Saturdays with the number of appointments dependent on supply. The clinics will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at A-dec's headquarters at 2601 Crestview Drive in Newberg.

On April 10, the co-sponsors will hold Community Essential Workers Appreciation Day and offer vaccinations to whom the Oregon Health Authority deems as essential workers. Information on how local employers will be contacted with registration information for essential workers is forthcoming, the release said. Those essential workers that are deemed eligible can schedule an appointment for a vaccine via an Oregon Health Authority website at https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/.

A-dec and Providence are also working with the Yamhill County Public Health department to determine eligibility and provide registration information via a website at hhs.co.yamhill.or.us/publichealth/page/covid-19-vaccines. Patients of the medical center will be contacted directly with information on vaccination eligibility and availability, while all eligible people who live or work in the Newberg area can register for the April 17 clinic using the aforementioned link as well.


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