July 23, 2021
On Thursday, July 22 Multnomah County held a press event encouraging vaccinations, especially in the BIPOC community. This event took place alongside The People’s Market at Rockwood at the Sunrise Center.
Health officials say 29% of adults in Oregon are still not vaccinated against COVID-19. Ebony Clarke, the director of the Multnomah County Health Department, said less than half of the state’s BIPOC community has been vaccinated.
That, she said, is a real problem.
“Why is that a problem for our community? Because we are impacted by chronic diseases such as diabetes, such as high blood pressure. And those type of things put us more at risk of being gravely impacted by COVID19,” Clarke said