In surprise visit, Governor distributes gift cards, other incentives to people receiving their first vaccine
Portland, OR—Governor Kate Brown today visited a vaccine clinic at Harrison Park School in Southeast Portland, where she surprised patients receiving their first vaccination by handing out incentives like grocery store gift cards and Trail Blazers t-shirts. She also toured the vaccination site, which is sponsored by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), the Jade District, Asian Health & Service Center, and Portland Public Schools.
“The best thing we can all do to help our state stay healthy and more fully reopen is get vaccinated,” said Governor Brown. “We only need about 45,000 more people to get their shot to reach our goal of 70% of adult Oregonians vaccinated. The way we will get to the finish line is by utilizing community-based clinics like the one I visited today to reach Oregonians where they are in their communities. I want to thank all the staff and volunteers who have been working tirelessly across the state to help vaccinate Oregonians. And don’t forget, those who decide to get their first shot this week at select sites could also go home with a $100 gift card."
Joining Governor Brown at the vaccine clinic were OHSU’s Co-Chair of the Vaccine Equity Committee, Professor of Surgery, Dr. Donn Spight; APANO Co-Executive Director Duncan Hwang; Asian Health & Service Center CEO Holden Leung and Board Chair Dr. Erik Szeto; Harrison Park School Principal Leah Dickey; Portland Public Schools Board Member Julia Brim-Edwards; and representatives of the Jade District Steering Committee.
Photos from the Governor’s visit are available here