Oregon nursing home residents to begin receiving vaccine

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first nursing home residents and staff in Oregon will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations Monday. Oregon has set aside about 10,000 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses from its first shipment for nursing homes. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that statewide, about half of the people killed by COVID-19 have been older adults in congregate, or group, living settings. Last week hospitals administered the first coronavirus vaccines in the state Wednesday to nurses, respiratory therapists, housekeeping workers and other health care employees in high-risk jobs, marking the beginning of a broad vaccination campaign.