Thousands of Portland’s health care workers not vaccinated

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in the tri-county Portland, Oregon, metro area say “tens of thousands” of frontline health care workers have not received the COVID-19 vaccine and that it will likely take weeks before most do.

Jessica Guernsey, the Multnomah County public health director, said Tuesday one solution is allocating more doses to the populated area.

Guernsey said they have spoken to the Oregon Health Authority about this option and that it is still being discussed.

On Tuesday Gov. Kate Brown also announced that some indoor activities, such as gyms and movie theaters, in Oregon can reopen with a limited capacity beginning Friday.

However, the new modifications announced Tuesday do not apply to indoor dining.

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