OREGON -- Today Senator Ron Wyden held a virtual town hall for Curry County, where he addressed Oregon's COVID-19 vaccine supply shortage.
Wyden says it’s a disgrace that Oregonians were previously led to believe the state would get extra doses of the vaccine.
He says senior citizens should have the option to get vaccinated.
Wyden says he thinks President-elect Joe Biden is committed to expanding access to the vaccine.
Wyden also credits the work that’s being done locally in Coos and Curry counties.
“I do want to do a kind of virtual tip of the hat to all the people in the health field and health departments, Coos and Curry, because I think they're really stepping up. I know they've got various programs that they're pursuing at the local level. I really appreciate them,” Wyden said.
Wyden will make his next town hall appearance on Sunday in Washington County.