As COVID boosters arrive in Oregon this week, state health leaders ask for patience

The updated booster shots are designed to target the currently-dominant BA.5 omicron variant. The state expects to receive approximately 150,000 boosters initially.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Booster shots that protect against the newest omicron strain of COVID-19 are arriving in Oregon. The state is expecting upwards of 150,000 boosters initially, and leaders believe the supply will be enough to meet demand.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) held a press conference Wednesday morning to discuss the rollout of the new boosters and the status of the pandemic in Oregon.

As of Sept. 7, the state has received over 69,000 new booster shots. The boosters have already

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