“There is only one way to end the COVID-19 pandemic: herd immunity. On April 19, Oregon took a major step forward toward that goal when COVID-19 vaccination was opened to the general population. I want to strongly encourage everyone to get their vaccine as soon as possible.

Generating an immune response through vaccination is the single-most important step you can take to get back to life as normal. Getting to herd immunity means that we will be able to ditch masks, ditch cumbersome quarantine requirements, and ditch social distancing.”

Read on for Dr. Spoehr-Labutta’s full letter to the editor, published 5/1/21 in the La Grande Observer.

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