The Covid vaccine. (Liliana Frankel/The Enterprise)
ONTARIO – Agricultural workers and other frontline workers are now eligible for the Covid vaccine in Malheur County.
The state announced on Friday that it was expanding the list of those eligible for the vaccine, and the change took effect on Monday.
Besides ag workers, now eligible include adults ages 45-64 with an underlying health condition, homeless people and pregnant women.
“This is great news for Malheur County, whose economy relies heavily on the health and well-being of these valued and essential workers,” Sarah Poe, Malheur County Health Department director, said in a press release issued Friday. “We are ready to begin vaccinating this population and have been working with food processors and onion sheds to make plans for scheduling vaccines at worksites throughout the county.”
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