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Story by Pat Dooris - Story Source
Published on Wednesday March 10, 2021 - 9:22 PM

Some pharmacies temporarily shut seniors out of their vaccine appointment scheduling sites and let educators make appointments instead.

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Biden administration wants teachers across America vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of March in order to open classrooms again for students before summer starts.

If that plan sounds familiar, it's because that's the same idea Oregon Gov. Kate Brown got so much criticism over in late January; but the administration did not take that into consideration when making the plan a federal priority.

The decision even caused some pharmacies in Oregon to temporarily stop offering COVID shots to seniors and instead offer them to educators. On Wednesday afternoon, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director Patrick Allen said that problem was fixed.

"As of right now, that has been completely resolved across all pharmacy groups," Allen said.