Health department aims to boost Latino Covid vaccinations

The county still lags behind most of the state in the percentage of residents who received a Covid vaccine. (The Enterprise/Liliana Frankel).

ONTARIO – Malheur County officials say they will focus on using appointments and education to encourage more Latino residents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The Malheur County Health Department last week submitted its equity plan, explaining to the state how it intended to close gaps in vaccination rates. Malheur County overall has one of the worst vaccination rates in Oregon and the rate among the Latinx . . .