Oregon Governor Kate Brown doesn’t think that Oregon is vaccinating residents fast enough.
By percentage of the population, Oregon has administered about the same number of vaccinations as other states. A press release from the Governor of Oregon announced that the state has increased vaccinations from about 3,700 given in its first week to over 29,000 in the last week.
Although there has been an increase of 25,300 vaccinations, “Oregon, like most of the country, is not moving fast enough,” said Brown.
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“All states are grappling with the same logistical challenges, and while we are making steady progress, we must move even more quickly when every vaccination has the potential to save someone’s life,” said Brown.
On Monday, Brown directed the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to achieve the benchmark of 12,000 vaccinations administered in Oregon per day by the end of the next two weeks.
“Let me be clear: We must vaccinate Oregonians as quickly as possible. Oregon families, schools, and businesses are counting on rapid vaccine distribution. We all are.”