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Vaccine eligibility expands, mobile clinic starts

28 Mar 2021

Rolling service targets hard to reach areas

By: Leilani Slama, chief communications and community relations officer

Marion and Polk counties have begun vaccinating people in Phase 1B, Group 6 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds and Western Oregon University. There are several new categories within this group, including: 

  • People age 45 to 64 with certain underlying conditions approved by the CDC; 
  • Employees who work in the seafood, agricultural and food processing industries; 
  • Migrant and seasonal farm workers; 
  • Pregnant women;
  • People experiencing houselessness or impacted by the wildfires. 

Please review the complete list here

Last week we also launched a mobile vaccine clinic for those in hard to reach areas. Our first event at the Jefferson Community Center was a success. We are working with employers, our faith community and non-profit organizations to schedule more events.