PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Oregon, the state’s health authority reported on Monday.
Originally, state officials had set a goal of vaccinating 100,000 people with first doses of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of last of 2020, but by New Year’s Eve less than 40,000 doses had been administered.
Last week Gov. Kate Brown set a new goal of 12,000 vaccinations per day by Jan. 18.
Since then, health authority officials have worked to expand the number of administration sites and adjust prioritization requirements. In addition Brown said on Friday that she is deploying the Oregon National Guard in Salem at the state fairgrounds to support a mass vaccination event.
“The goal is to vaccinate 250 people per hour, vaccinating thousands of Oregonians,” Brown said.
To date, 270,800 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon and on Sunday 5,422 vaccine doses were administered.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 939 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths Monday. The total amount of cases in the state since the start of the pandemic is 126,607. The state’s total death toll is 1,613.