New COVID, flu vaccines will soon be available in pharmacies

Doctors recommend the general population get both vaccinations and that adults 60 and older also get an RSV vaccination.

PORTLAND, Oregon — A recent surge in COVID cases has many people checking their immunization records, as pharmacies await the arrival of fall vaccine shipments.

“I’m hoping we’ll receive the new COVID vaccine middle to late September,” said pharmacist Pat Hubbell who owns Brooklyn Pharmacy in Southeast Portland.

Hubbell noted the latest COVID vaccine is a monovalent, meaning it has one strain that doctors feel will cover all the strains we may come in contact with this season.

“There’s definitely been a lack

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