Governor accelerates Oregon’s vaccine eligibility timeline

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is accelerating Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility timeline in order for vulnerable populations to receive shots ahead of May 1, when all adults will become eligible. In addition, beginning Monday, counties that have largely completed vaccinating  of residents who are 65 or older can begin vaccinating the next eligible groups along with migrant and seasonal farmworkers working in the county. Beginning March 29, those eligible for the vaccine will include people 45-64 with underlying health conditions, migrant and seasonal farm workers, seafood and agricultural workers, food processing workers and people living in low-income senior housing, senior congregate and independent living.