Oregon’s metro region to receive additional vaccine doses

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials announced  an additional 17,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be allocated to Oregon’s Portland metro area. The announcement was made a day after Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington health officials officials said that “tens of thousands” of 1A health care workers in the area have not been vaccinated and likely will not be for weeks, as there are not enough doses to go around for the increasing amount of people eligible for shots. During the week of Feb. 1, the Tri-County area is expected to receive 32,000 doses — out of that, 17,000 are earmarked by the state to be administered to 1A health care workers and 15,000 for educators.