Oregon Hospital COVID-19 Vaccine Warning Could Trigger 'Potential Disorder'

Oregon Hospital COVID-19 Vaccine Warning Could Trigger 'Potential Disorder'
Concerns raised by organization representing healthcare systems in Oregon about availability of COVID-19 vaccine before anticipated priority group expansion "factually incorrect," a representative for the Governor Kate Brown said Friday.

Brown on Jan. 15 that teachers and other school employees will be included in the next state round of vaccinations. The plan to prioritize teachers dates back to late last year, says Brown.

 In a statement Friday, Oregon Hospital Association The president and CEO of Health & Health Systems, Becky Hultberg, criticized the decision to expand access to COVID vaccines -19 quickly, and said it "set unreasonable expectations."  The main concern Hultberg described in his statement was the availability of vaccine doses at times when states across the United States were scarce and awaiting replenishment of supplies. Other school staff are increasing the demand for vaccines far beyond the supply available in some areas,” Hultberg initiated a statement, saying that some medical systems may be able to meet the demand for dosage. Others have added that they are less likely to do so.

 Teachers and other school staff can get the COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon starting January 25. In the photo above, healthcare workers at Portland Veterans Affairs Medical said the center was in 2020. On December 16th, you will be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Portland, Oregon. Nathan Howard / Getty

 "Our hospitals and our public partners have made significant progress in implementing immunization programs from the outset without government assistance, including funding," Hultberg said in a statement. "The current plan is worried that these efforts will add stress and potential disruption as the facility is flooded with uneasy residents seeking vaccines. "

" This statement is actually inaccurate, "Brown's deputy director of communications, Charles Boyle, told Newsweek. "We recommend that the hospital organization read our immunization plan and talk to their member hospitals before submitting poorly researched media reports. OHA set out a plan today at our press conference on how we plan to vaccinate teachers and adults on a timely schedule of vaccines we have. Oregon to make that plan. "As recommended by the 

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early December, Oregon prioritized healthcare professionals and caregiver residents in the first round of COVID-19 vaccination. Oregon said this week, according to Brown. Initially, all 65-year-old residents have been vaccinated. Elderly people living in long-term care facilities who wish to be vaccinated. 

 "Educators can be vaccinated quickly by district. You can, "Brown said. "This choice reflects the immediate action that will have the greatest impact on Oregon children. "

Brown says protecting the elderly has been a top priority" since the first day of this response, "but says it's also important to consider the long-term effects of distance learning on and Company, the company that explores the "high cost" of COVID-19 about the loss of education among school-aged children. The unfortunate and harsh reality is that many of our educators There will be no vaccinations this school year, and Oregon children will continue to suffer, "Brown said. say friday. 
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