Community volunteers along with staff from Oregon Health & Science University, the American Red Cross and the Port of Portland will be available for media interviews on the last day of the mass vaccination clinic in the Red Economy Parking Lot at Portland International Airport.
9 a.m., Saturday, June 19
Volunteer check-in tent at mass vaccination site.
Please contact Erik Robinson, OHSU media relations, at email@example.com to confirm attendance and get directions for parking.
PDX VACCINATION SITE BY THE NUMBERS:
251,714: Total number of vaccine doses administered to date at PDX
63: Clinic days open since Jan. 21
What’s it take to operate an outdoor-exposed clinical site on the edge of the Columbia River Gorge? Over five months since the site first opened on Jan. 21, staff and volunteers experienced the full repertoire of Mother Nature in the Pacific Northwest: Wind storms, snow flurries, drenching rain, broiling sun.
A few numbers that helped sustain the operation:
10,000: Hand warmers
3,500: Packets of sun screen
1,000: Rain ponchos
3,500: Instant coffee packets
2,500: Gallons of drinking water
22,000: Meals supplied by Elephant’s Deli
750-plus: Picturesque pets featured on Instagram @PDXPack
135: Peak number of vehicles processed every 15 minutes