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Clatsop County Vaccine Update Monday, May 10

By Joanne Rideout.    Clatsop County continues to offer vaccine clinics, new venues are now offering vaccines, and the county awaits federal approval, anticipated this week, to give the Pfizer vaccine to 12 year olds and up.  Last week, the county administered 1,500 first and second doses at two clinics in Astoria and Seaside. A…

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Oregon’s Clatsop County Vaccine Update

By  Joanne Rideout.  COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue in Clatsop County, as the health department pushes toward herd immunity. Clatsop County Vaccine Task Force Incident Commander Chris Laman said that last week the county administered close to 3,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, including almost 1,000 second doses. “Twelve thousand five hundred people have now been…

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Clatsop County Reaches Out To Get More Residents Vaccinated

By Jacob Lewin.   The Oregon Health Authority is calling it a fourth wave of covid and it may push a dozen or so counties into the extreme risk category. Clatsop will likely NOT be getting yet more restrictions, but the numbers here have also surged. Meanwhile the county is doubling down on its vaccination…

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Oregon’s Clatsop County Increases Covid-19 Vaccine Availability

By Joanne Rideout.      COVID-19 vaccines will soon be more available than ever in Clatsop County. Officials hope that will help reverse a trend toward fewer people seeking a vaccine, even though the county is still far from the herd immunity needed to stop the pandemic. KMUN’s Joanne Rideout reports. At a Clatsop County…

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Oregon’s Clatsop County Increases Covid-19 Vaccine Availability

By Joanne Rideout.    COVID-19 vaccines will soon be more available than ever in Clatsop County. Officials hope that will help reverse a trend toward fewer people seeking a vaccine, even though the county is still far from the herd immunity needed to stop the pandemic.  At a Clatsop County Vaccine Task Force meeting on…

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OREGON US SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY CONDUCTS CLATSOP COUNTY ONLINE TOWN HALL

Over 50 people were in attendance on Wednesday when Oregon US Senator Jeff Merkley held an online Clatsop County Town Hall meeting. To begin the meeting, Merkley praised the efforts of Clatsop Economic Development Resources success in distributing pandemic relief funds and personal protective equipment to hundreds of small businesses in the county, especially in…

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Clatsop County Moves Forward With Vaccinating As Many People As Possible

by Joanne Rideout.       As of the end of last week, the Clatsop County Public Health Department had administered a total of 20,000 first and second doses of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine, since the vaccination effort began. Clatsop County Vaccine Task Force Incident Commander Chris Laman estimated that about 35 percent of county residents…

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Enrollment Tanks at Clatsop Community College

By Jacob Lewin.   New numbers from Clatsop Community College show a 44-percent drop in student enrollment for the current year. That’s the highest decrease of any of the state’s 17 community colleges.  Enrollment at the college has dropped from more than 13-hundred fulltime equivalent pre-covid to only about 750 currently on an annualized basis: “By…

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WAHKIAKUM COUNTY, WA. COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS OFFERED

Washington’s Wahkiakum County has two Covid-19 vaccine clinics scheduled in the couple of weeks. Wednesday, April 7th 9 am until noon, then on Saturday April 17th from 9am until noon. Wahkiakum county residents over age 18 are encouraged to attend the April 17th session. Appointments are required. No walk-ins. Volunteers are needed for support services…