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Gov. Brown announced today that she is accelerating the timeline for vaccine distribution in Oregon, moving earlier-defined priority groups sooner on the timeline and clarifying that all Oregonians 16 and older will be eligible to receive shots by May 1.

The new timeline is as follows:

  • March 22: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers in counties where they are already working, and Oregonians 45 and older with underlying health conditions in counties that can attest a majority of their senior population has been vaccinated (was previously March 29)
  • March 29: All migrant and seasonal farmworkers, seafood and food processing workers, residents in low-income senior housing, wildland firefighters, pregnant women 16 and older
  • April 19: Frontline workers as defined by the CDC, multigenerational household members, and Oregonians 16 and older with underlying health conditions (was previously May 1)
  • May 1: All Oregonians over 16 years old (was previously July 1)
OBI is working with the governor’s office and OHA to connect employers to information they need as their workers become eligible for the vaccine. OHA has invited all Oregon employers to attend a webinar this Monday, March 22, noon to 1 p.m. that will cover relevant information on eligibility and a new “communications toolkit” that you can use to connect your employees with the right information. Register here.