Douglas County is last in Oregon for vaccinating its residents according to the Oregon Health Authority. No county in Oregon has vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County, which has vaccinated only 6.4% of its residents compared to the Oregon average of 10.5%.

Our County Commissioners claim lack of supply is the cause for low vaccinations in Douglas County. Yet, the CDC’s website indicates 831,350 vaccine doses have been delivered to Oregon, enough to vaccinate 19.7% of all Oregonians.

Douglas County Public Health Network reported they have received 3,900 doses of vaccine since Feb. 3. That is just the vaccine delivered to DPHN and doesn't include vaccines sent directly from the federal or state government to Roseburg VA Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Emergency Medical Services, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians or local pharmacies. Yet, the Oregon Health Authority reports a total of only 1,116 vaccine doses have been administered throughout Douglas County since February 3.

If “supply” is really the reason for Douglas County’s low vaccinations, ask yourself why vaccine supply is not an issue for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated over 25% of their residents. If “supply” is really the problem, ask yourself why it took over a week to administer 1,116 doses of the over 3,900 doses received.

Douglas County is the worse county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents and we are not being told the truth by our leaders. What are they waiting for? Already 10 Douglas County residents have died who were diagnosed with coronavirus after Dec. 16 when vaccinations first began.

Michael Ruehle

Roseburg

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FormerDemocrat

Hmmm....I could have sworn I posted a comment here yesterday....

Mike, I knew it would only be a matter of time before you went after Dannenhoffer. Your accusations seem to be getting awfully close to crossing a line, not to mention you are starting to come across as paranoid and delusional, as if there is some sort of conspiracy going on here. I think it might be time for you to take a break from all of this.

Mike

You did post a comment on a different article yesterday. Who's delusional?

FormerDemocrat

Sorry, this isn’t my primary focus everyday, and it’s easy to lose track, especially when using my phone.

Mike

You're sure its a phone, right?

FormerDemocrat

Mike - Ha-Ha! And, I thought you were just dead serious all the time. I hope you are watching Dr. Dannenhoffer on Facebook Live on Tuesdays and Fridays. Last night, he tried to explain why it seems like there are discrepancies in the numbers and Invited anyone who thinks he is lying to contact him.

Mike

Douglas County Public Health Network Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dannenhoffer LIED when he claimed during a February 12 KLCC radio interview that Douglas County wasn’t getting its fair share of vaccine doses and had received only 800 vaccine doses during the previous week. You can listen to his exact words in the audio attached at the below link.

https://www.klcc.org/post/some-oregon-counties-still-getting-smaller-share-vaccines

The Oregon Health Authority data for Douglas County proves Dr. Dannenhoffer is a liar. It may be a little hard to understand, but the below table summarizes OHA data for the last 10 days; the number of Pfizer doses administered, the number of Moderna doses administered, the total number of vaccine doses administered for the entire Douglas County, not just from DPHN. The doses administered includes the thousands of other doses delivered to and administered by Roseburg VA, Mercy Medical Center, EMS, Cow Creek Tribe, Pharmacies and local care facilities that received their vaccines directly from the Federal and State Government, not DPHN.

The doses of vaccine received are based on DPHN’s daily press releases indicating 3,900 doses (most likely Moderna) had been received. As you can see from the data, Dr. Dannenhoffer knew he was lying when he claimed on February 14 that Douglas County only received 800 doses of vaccine. Dr. Dannenhoffer and our County Commissioners are lying about supply, claiming Douglas County is receiving “less than its share” to divert scrutiny away from their dismal failure coordinating Douglas County’s vaccination roll-out.

-----------Pfizer---Moderna---------------DPHN

-----------Doses-----Doses-----Total-----Doses

Date----Admin----Admin----Admin----Received

4-Feb-----162--------287--------449--------1900

5-Feb-------65--------316--------381

6-Feb-------11--------148--------159

7-Feb-------54----------10---------64

8-Feb---------9--------202--------211

9-Feb-------79--------291--------370

10-Feb----109--------312--------421-------2000

11-Feb------51--------418--------469

12-Feb------82--------493--------575

13-Feb------20--------177--------197

Total-------642------2654------3296-------3900

Rise722

I personally know people who are simply not going to get the vaccine....so what percentage does that account for in your totals? Some of these include health professionals, by the way.

Thomas Hall

If this information is correct, why aren't our leaders demanding answers???

Also, maybe we need a new county health director! Also, where are our politicians in all of this? With the large number of senior citizens, Douglas County definitely needs someone to step up to the plate! Again the stats are shocking!

Mike

Our County leaders ARE the problem, because they haven't stepped up and continue to lie about the problem. Douglas County Public Health Network Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dannenhoffer, LIED in a recent radio interview on February 12, complaining that Douglas County was being short changed vaccine doses by the state and untruthfully claimed in the interview (below link) that ALL of Douglas County, not just DPHN, received only 700 doses of vaccine the previous week when DPHN’s own website indicated DPHN had received 3,900 doses, not including other doses received by hospitals and clinics directly from the state.

https://www.klcc.org/post/some-oregon-counties-still-getting-smaller-share-vaccines

Then Dr. Dannenhoffer then lied again in another interview (below link) the same day, claiming 10% - 11% of Douglas County residents have already been vaccinated.

https://kval.com/news/local/douglas-county-on-track-to-return-to-extreme-risk-category

dejadoodoo

There are a lot of anti-vaxers, and who can blame them? The vaccine is simply not necessary if you can get an once or two of simple household chlorine bleach into your diet every other day or so.

NJ

[snerk] Okay, you first. Let us know how it works out. [unsure]

Mike

February 13 update: After two months of vaccinations, Douglas County remains the WORST County in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. Only 8,172 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have now been vaccinated. This is a mere 7.3% of Douglas County residents compared to Oregon’s average of 11.3% residents vaccinated. No county has vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County.

It took Douglas County two months to vaccinate 7.3% of its residents. At this rate, consider how many years it will take to vaccinate all of Douglas County residents.

Below is the updated percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY-------------%

Wheeler-----------29.90

Deschutes--------15.47

Polk----------------14.27

Benton-----------13.76

Wallowa---------13.59

Harney-----------13.47

Sherman---------13.38

Lincoln-----------13.28

Jefferson--------12.52

Hood River------12.49

Multnomah-----11.83

Baker-------------11.81

OREGON---------11.28

Wasco------------11.22

Marion-----------11.07

Lake---------------10.84

Klamath---------10.80

Lane--------------10.48

Jackson----------10.25

Clackamas------10.01

Linn----------------9.98

Crook--------------9.96

Yamhill-----------9.71

Washington-----9.63

Gilliam------------9.39

Tillamook--------9.39

Clatsop-----------9.36

Union-------------9.21

Coos---------------8.90

Grant--------------8.87

Malhuer----------8.84

Curry--------------9.09

Morrow-----------7.93

Josephine--------7.64

Umatilla----------7.60

Columbia---------7.28

Douglas-----------7.28*********

Our County Commissioners untruthfully claim low supply of vaccine is the reason for Douglas County’s slow vaccine roll-out to its residents. If so, ask yourself why vaccine supply is NOT an issue for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated a much higher percentage of their residents. Moreover, the CDC (below link) indicates 840,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon. Oregon has enough to vaccinate 19.9% of all Oregon residents. But Only 669,986 doses have been administered to date. This means Oregon has 170,589 vaccine doses that have NOT been administered. That’s an average of 4,738 doses sitting on the shelf in EVERY Oregon County that have yet to be administered.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

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