Umatilla and Morrow counties continue to lag behind the majority of Oregon counties when in comes to COVID-19 vaccinations.
According to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), as of Aug. 23, Umatilla County had 47.6 percent of the population vaccinated. That figure puts the county 31st among the state’s 36 counties. During the week of Aug. 16-23, Umatilla County vaccinated another 2.3 percent of the county’s population. Morrow County is 29th in the state with a vaccination rate of 49.3 percent. During the same week, Morrow County vaccinated another 2.1 percent of its population.
Washington County leads the state with a vaccination rate of 78.1 percent. Lake County is last in the state with a rate of 39.6 percent.
OHA is aiming to get at least 80 percent of the population fully vaccinated. To reach that figure, Umatilla County needs to vaccinate another 19,843 people, while Morrow County has another 2,999 people to reach the 80 percent goal.
For more information, visit the OHA website.
Two simple things you can do to make this pandemic better: masks (above the nose) and vaccination. Doing neither prolongs the misery. I thought we were smarter than this.
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