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Oregon offers payments to pharmacies to dispense COVID-19 vaccines

The Oregon Health Authority is offering to pay pharmacies $35 for every dose of COVID-19 vaccine they give, a move that could potentially help pharmacies hire employees to deal with the growing workload that has led to long rows in the state.

The program, which kicked off this month, also aims to increase vaccination coverage and ensure vaccines are available to all residents, said Rudy Owens, a public affairs specialist for the Oregon Health Authority.

To qualify for the payments, pharmacies must meet certain “vaccine equality” standards, including things like offering multilingual signs for COVID-19 vaccinations, “comprehensive vaccine-related counseling aimed at increasing vaccine confidence” and “a plan for continuous evaluation’ and continuous improvement to ensure fair access,” according to a flyer from OHA.

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