Vaccination rates high among public workers, educators in Portland

The deadline for many workers to get the vaccine has come and gone. Only a small fraction of employees opted out of getting their shot.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Monday, Oct. 18 marked the deadline for many workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The vast majority of employees for the city of Portland, as well as Multnomah County, got their shots. Come Tuesday, only a small fraction will be let go and no longer have a job. 

The number of city workers subject to the vaccine policy is 6,146, according to a spokesperson. That includes all city employees except for the Portland Police Bureau, whose members are exempt

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