Oregon seafood company urging all employees to get COVID vaccine

The industry was hit hard with outbreaks in 2020.

PORTLAND, Oregon — A major Oregon seafood company is moving quickly to get its workers vaccinated against COVID-19 now that they are eligible.

Pacific Seafood will hold a mass vaccination event for its Newport workers Friday, April 2, and for its Warrenton workers in mid-April. In the meantime, the company is offering paid time off for workers to go get the shot on their own.

Across Oregon, an estimated 180,000 workers are involved in bringing our food in from the sea and land. Its hard, physical labor that often requires lots of people working close

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