Portland, OR COVID-19 Vaccines

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Clackamas board overrules Tootie Smith’s vaccine resolution

PORTLAND, Ore. (Portland Tribune) — Commissioners’ ongoing disagreements over Chair Tootie Smith’s recent resolution urging the state to reevaluate future COVID-19 vaccine mandates reached a boiling point on Thursday, resulting in a 3-2 vote to table the resolution, overruling Smith’s refusal to call an official poll on the matter. Despite...
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Portland Community College declines winter term COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Portland Community College has decided against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. PCC’s Board of Directors voted against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate Thursday which would have gone into effect winter term. PCC had initially decided against a vaccine mandate earlier this summer, but the board was to reconsider that decision last month....

At Least 77% of Portland City Employees Are Vaccinated, Memo Says

Ten Portland city employees are not planning to get vaccinated by Oct. 18—likely resulting in losing their jobs. That’s according to an email sent to all city employees this morning from Tom Rinehart, the city’s chief administrative officer, sharing the vaccination status of the 6,444 city employees that officials are requiring to be vaccinated or apply for a religious or medical exemption by mid-October to avoid termination.

'It's more than just providing vaccines': Gov. Brown honors Washington County for vaccination milestone

FOREST GROVE, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is honoring Washington County for being the first county in Oregon to reach the 80% vaccination mark. On Wednesday, Brown visited Forest Grove during one of the county’s most popular weekly vaccination clinics. Nonprofit Adelante Mujeres has been hosting the clinic every Wednesday since early July, offering vaccine recipients a special incentive: a $50.00 gift certificate to the Forest Grove Farmer's Market right outside their doors. It’s a place where many in the community feel safe.

Portland Community College turns down vaccine mandate

Board votes against requiring COVID-19 vaccine for in-person classes, after considering racial, economic barriersOregon's largest community college system won't require its students and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus for the winter term. The Portland Community College Board of Directors voted 5-2 Thursday, Sept. 23 not to incorporate a vaccine mandate. Directors Michael Sonnleitner and Dan Saltzman were the opposing votes. PCC initially announced it would not require students to be vaccinated, following an executive decision without board input. The board took up the issue in August, but decided to push any vote off until...
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Governor Brown visits vaccine clinic in Forest Grove

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Governor Brown visited a vaccine clinic in Forest Grove on Wednesday where she applauded the clinic’s efforts to close gaps in vaccination equity. The governor stopped by a mobile vaccination clinic at the Forest Grove Farmers Market, operated by Adelante Mujeres. She was joined by representatives of Washington County and Adelante. Brown’s office said the clinic is an example of the county’s efforts to reach Latino, Latina and Latinx communities, as well as communities of color.
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Good Morning, News: State Employees Given Vax Extension, Clackamas Commish Shull Re-Inserts Foot in Mouth, and Biden to Boost Global Vaccines

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Clackamas County Commissioners Condemn Shull’s Vaccine Facebook Post

(Oregon City, OR) — Members of the Clackamas County Commission are condemning a Facebook post by Commissioner Mark Shull that compared COVID-19 vaccine verifications to the atrocities faced by the Jewish community during the holocaust. The commissioners issued a statement yesterday saying there’s no place for hatred and bigotry on the Board of Commissioners. Shull published the Facebook post on Sunday and has since taken it down. It’s not the first time Shull has drawn condemnations for controversial statements. In June, Shull was stripped of his committee assignments for comparing vaccine passports to Jim Crow era laws. And in January, the Board of Commissioners censured Shull for making xenophobic social media posts and inflammatory comments about transgender people, Muslims and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Forest Grove vaccine clinic example of what's working, Gov. Brown says

FOREST GROVE, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown visited a mobile vaccine clinic in Forest Grove on Wednesday. She said the clinic is an example of community outreach that's working. According to the governor, Washington County has vaccinated more than 80% of its adults. Now she's focusing on rates in communities of color.

Gov. Kate Brown visits Forest Grove vaccination clinic

The governor highlighted Washington County's tops-in-Oregon vaccination rate against COVID-19.Gov. Kate Brown stopped by Forest Grove Wednesday evening, Sept. 22, where a combination of government mandates and hyperlocal organizing have driven COVID-19 vaccination rates higher than any other county in Oregon. Washington County, Oregon's second-most populous county as well as one of its most racially diverse, leads the state with an adult vaccination rate over 80%. Brown visited a community vaccine clinic hosted by Adelante Mujeres and the county government at the Forest Grove Farmers Market. The Forest Grove-based nonprofit organization has been focused on community outreach for Spanish speakers...
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After illness, a vaccine skeptic changes his outlook

A Newberg man who was once skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccine now carries a different outlook after spending 10 days in the hospital with the virus. Brandon Stallsworth, 31, grew up in Warrenton. Earlier in the pandemic, he was someone who’d say that you don’t need a COVID shot. “I...