Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Report for Week Ending April 30

Earlier this week Wasco County cleared the threshold of having at least 40 percent of its total population receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Helping the county edge toward that mark, through last week, at least 19,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in North Central Public Health District’s three-county service area of Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties.

In Wasco County, 40.46 percent of the total population has received at least one dose of vaccine. In Sherman County its 38.42 percent and in Gilliam County its 30.05 percent.

Entities providing vaccines include NCPHD, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, One Community Health, Arlington Medical Center, and Deschutes Rim Clinic in Maupin.

Local pharmacies, including Safeway, Walgreen’s, Fred Meyer and Bi-Mart in The Dalles and Murray’s Drug in Condon are also offering vaccines. Their totals are not included in the count below.

Through last Saturday, April 30, the following entities have administered 19,054 vaccines, including first and second doses. The breakdown of vaccines by agency or group is:

  • North Central Public Health District (NCPHD): 12,216 cumulative doses; 774 the week ending April 30.
  • Sherman County Medical Center (the medical center has completed offering vaccines at this time): 798 cumulative; 21 the week ending April 30.
  • Mid-Columbia Medical Center: 1,481 cumulative. (MCMC staffs a vaccine clinic on Wednesdays but the vaccine count is now tabulated through NCPHD and appointments are booked through NCPHD’s booking system.)
  • One Community Health: 2,189 cumulative; 247 the week ending April 30.
  • Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue: 332 cumulative doses (MCFR has completed its vaccine work, which included first responders.)
  • Arlington Medical Center: 130 cumulative; 0 the week ending April 30.
  • South Gilliam Health Center (the clinic has completed offering vaccines at this time): 109 cumulative, 0 the week ending April 30.
  • Deschutes Rim Health Clinic: 393 cumulative; 44 the week ending April 30.
  • Local long term care facilities: 1,406 cumulative doses. (Long term care facilities have completed their doses.)

All Oregonians 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine, and expectations are that the Pfizer vaccine will soon gain authorization for use in 12-15 year olds. NCPHD is now taking walk-ins at its clinics, although appointments can be made at https://www.ncphd.org/book-vaccine or by calling 541-506-2600.

(For more information, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon or contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at www.ncphd.org or find us on Facebook.)