Oregon's rural communities use vans for mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Health departments in Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Douglas counties are taking vaccine clinics on the road to improve accessibility for people in small towns.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Away from Oregon’s big cities, getting COVID shots to people often involves travel and persistence.

“We need to go out and have people show up at different events,” said Shellie Campbell, interim public health director for North Central Public Health.
“We go to the school, we go to the senior center, we go to the clinics, we go wherever the people will come to so they can get the vaccine.”

North Central Public Health oversees the health of

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