With snow and freezing temperatures in the forecast, and a large contingent of patients 80 and older scheduled to be vaccinated at their outdoor clinics Feb. 13 - 14, OHSU has decided to close its vaccination clinics this weekend for both patient and staff safety reasons.
Closed vaccination sites include:
OHSU is contacting all affected patients to inform them of the closure and help them reschedule their appointments for next week. Individuals who are due for their second dose will be rescheduled to receive their vaccinations within the recommended timeframe.
The reason for the temporary closure, according to a news release, is to keep patients, members and volunteers safe by mitigating the risk of driving/commuting in the snow and exposure to freezing temperatures.