Vale pharmacist steps up, urging vaccinations as Covid surges in Malheur County

Pharmacist Jennifer Tolman of Malheur Drug administers Covid vaccine shot to a local resident on Monday, Aug. 9. (The Enterprise/AUSTIN JOHNSON)

ONTARIO – Last October, Jennifer Tolman tested positive for Covid.

Tolman, the pharmacist at Malheur Drug in Vale, did not experience severe symptoms.

“It was like a cold and made me really tired,” said Tolman.

Her father, though, wasn’t so lucky.

“I gave it to my dad who got very sick with Covid pneumonia. It was the sickest he’s ever . . .