Oregon reports 4,475 people vaccinated in first week of COVID-19 immunizations

OHA launches COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, updates testing data

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced that 4,475 health care workers had been vaccinated in the first week of the state’s COVID-19 immunization program.

The new data are part of a new public data dashboard showing the status of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination effort.

The dashboard will provide updates on the number of people partially and fully vaccinated, along with key demographic information showing race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been immunized.

The dashboard also shows information by county.

The United States, and states like Oregon, currently do not have enough vaccine to immunize everyone against COVID-19. Currently the only people prioritized to receive the vaccine are health care workers and people who live or work in long-term care facilities, such as skilled nursing facilities. The numbers in the dashboard reflect the total number of vaccines administered to date in Oregon, based on these populations.

Through Dec. 20, Oregon has received 35,100 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with another 25,350 doses scheduled to arrive this week.

Oregon also expects to receive an allocation of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which received Emergency Use Authorization from the federal government over the weekend. No shipments of Moderna vaccine have arrived in Oregon yet.

Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority said, “A COVID-19 vaccination is the safest, most effective and most reliable way to keep yourself, your family and your community healthy and safe from COVID-19. I hope every Oregonian will get the vaccine once it’s available and when it’s their turn.”

OHA has also completed its COVID-19 testing data transition and has updated all dashboards to show the number of COVID-19 test results received by electronic laboratory reporting in Oregon. The data includes positive and negative test results and trends for all tests administered in Oregon.

OHA transitioned from person-based reporting of COVID-19 tests to a test-based system. Updating the Tableau dashboards is one of the final steps in that transition.