Gov. expects 100K Oregonians to be vaccinated by year end

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown says she expects 100,000 Oregonians to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of 2020. Brown said Friday that healthcare workers, who make up about 360,000 people in Oregon, will be the first to be vaccinated. KOIN-TV reports an expected 147,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will arrive by the end of the year, but there are no other commitments from the federal government. Brown says hospitals will be the primary sites of immunizations. Some hospital groups confirmed they expect to see doses arrive as early as this weekend. It may not be until the middle of next week before they start to be administered.