KGW: Seniors to receive next COVID vaccinations in Oregon and Washington

PORTLAND, Ore. — Senior communities in Oregon and Washington are next in line after health care workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Phil Fogg Jr. is president of Marquis Companies, which runs health services such as senior living care and Consonus Pharmacy.

Consonus is one of seven non-retail pharmacies in the nation approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide the COVID vaccine. Starting Monday, it will be among the first in Oregon and Washington to distribute the Pfizer vaccine to senior care facilities.

Long-term care facilities will receive the vaccine first, followed by assisted living then retirement communities.

“It’s built around who’s the most at-risk,” Fogg said. “The most fragile or compromised.”

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