(Corvallis, Ore. – Dec. 15, 2020) Samaritan Health Services expects to start receiving a very limited supply of coronavirus vaccines by the end of this week.
Distribution plans developed by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have set forth a framework for who will receive the initial doses. Health care workers, first responders and residents and staff of long-term care facilities will be among the first to be vaccinated. Following this first phase, other populations, such as essential workers and those who are medically at high risk will be vaccinated in subsequent phases as established by the OHA, until there is enough supply to make vaccination available to the general public.
How were these vaccines produced so quickly? Is it safe? Will there be side effects?
Learn more about the vaccine and get your questions answered with Infectious Disease Specialist and Coronavirus Task Force Chair Adam Brady, MD, of Samaritan Health Services.
When: Thursday, Dec. 17, at noon
Register for this event at samhealth.org/BeHealthy. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access the event.
For more information on Samaritan Health Services’ response to coronavirus and helpful resources, visit samhealth.org/Coronavirus.