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Malheur County Health Department to vaccinate essential workers

ONTARIO – Phase 1A of Covid vaccination continues for medical workers, care facility employees and residents, prison staff, hospice workers, and medical transport workers.

They will be among those eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine at a “point of distribution” set up by the Malheur County Health Department on Wednesday.

The clinic will open at 8:45 a.m. and run until 3:45 p.m. at the Ontario Airport Firehouse. The clinic is not open for walk-ins. 

Erika Harmon, public information officer for the Malheur County Health Department, said that the agency hopes to run the clinic every Wednesday, but that because the vaccine is in limited supply, it was too early to say whether that plan will be possible.

The health department has roughly 110 slots available for vaccines, all of which were filled as of . . .