By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • 

County preparing for increase of vaccine doses

Public Health said it is working on plans to eventually increase to 10,000 doses of vaccine per week.

As of Monday, according to the Oregon Health Authority, the county had administered at least one dose of vaccine to 20,872 people.

Currently, the county is asking people eligible for phase 1A or 1B group 1 — healthcare providers, first responders, educators and childcare providers — email to register.

Others who are 65 or older should use the online form at to register for notification when appointments become available.

The county is asking people who are not yet eligible not to register at this time.

Call 503-474-4100 for more information.

Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the county for the three-day period of Saturday through Monday; five new cases were reported on Friday.

The OHA reported two new deaths in the state on Monday, and 178 new cases, both one-day results. The state has now seen 2,324 deaths, and 159,788 cases.

Health authorities are urging Oregonians to continue wearing masks and maintaining a distance of at least six feet from anyone outside their own households, to prevent transmissions from increasing again.





Why doesn't the Yamhill County Public Health weekly email update mention that all phases and groups can go sign up for an appointment to get a covid-19 shot at Grand Ronde? They did over 1000 shots yesterday and even had enough to give everyone waiting at the end of the day a shot too! I mean this is a war....and they are giving out the ammo to fight this disease so we can all get back to normal faster. It blows my mind that there hasn't been a push to mention this on their website or emails or social media! It's just bonkers. Here is where to sign up to get your shot:


Funny...I was wondering the same thing. The Grand Ronde community, for whom we should be grateful, really came through for all those people frustrated with our wooden local health department.


I thought only tribal members, descendants, or patients of the Grand Ronde clinic were eligible at Grand Ronde....

Nicole Montesano

Ed, the tribes schedule vaccine clinics for tribal members, but have also opened several clinics to the general public when they had extra doses. More information is available on the tribes' COVID-19 information page; there is a link from the main website page: