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Lane County to receive thousands of vaccine doses

After receiving only 100 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, Lane County Public Health is celebrating the impending arrival of a lot more.

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 10:34 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- After receiving only 100 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, Lane County Public Health is celebrating the impending arrival of a lot more.

Spokesperson Jason Davis said the county learned Tuesday that our next shipment to public health alone will be 4,600 doses. 

On top of that, 1,950 doses will go to McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, nearly 5,000 will go to PeaceHealth hospitals, and 1,200 to PeaceHealth Peace Harbor in Florence. 

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Of course, this doesn't mean we are out of the woods, Davis said.

This past weekend, 595 Moderna and 1,075 Pfizer doses were given out here in Lane County at a mass vaccination clinic. So far 12,926 people in Lane County have been vaccinated.

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"If you do the math, if we receive those 4,600 and the allocations that I just mentioned to our hospitals, we will still be well under the total number of people here in Lane County in group 1A," said Davis.

According to Davis there are over 30,000 people in Lane County in group 1A.

So the big question is who's going to get these shots when they arrive?

Davis said it will be primarily people in group 1A -- which as we know are care givers, doctors, nurses, and those in congregate care settings along with those who have intellectual development disabilities.

Group 1B -- which begins with teachers -- can begin getting their first shots Monday.

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