Portland, Multnomah County workers top 90% vaccination rate against COVID-19 – OregonLive

The city of Portland and Multnomah County each say more than 90% of its non-law enforcement workforce is inoculated against COVID-19 ahead of Monday’s vaccination deadline.

About 92% of the 6,146 employees in Portland who fall under the city’s mandate are fully vaccinated or in the process of becoming so, city officials said Thursday.

Multnomah County also reported that 92% of its 5,601 employees required to receive a coronavirus vaccine by the county’s Monday deadline had done so.

Only 5.7% of Portland workers and 7% of Multnomah County workers requested medical or religious exemptions, officials said.

The remaining city and county employees have neither submitted proof of vaccination nor sought an exemption, which could lead to them losing their jobs.

Last month, Portland and Multnomah County announced that state rules exempt law enforcement officers and jail employees from having to comply with vaccine mandates.

The county said this week that 79% of sheriff’s office employees are vaccinated and the Portland Police Bureau last month reported a 75% vaccination rate among its staff.

— Shane Dixon Kavanaugh; 503-294-7632

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