Oregon plans to use National Guard to knock on doors and push the vaccine
EUGENE, Ore. — As Oregon considers ways to implement President Joe Biden’s door-to-door campaign to persuade unvaccinated residents to take the Covid vaccine, one tactic could be to send out the National Guard to neighborhoods.
Oregon has reached the 70 percent vaccination threshold recommended by Biden, but that’s not enough, according to zealous public health bureaucrats.
In the state’s fourth most populous county, which includes the college town of Eugene, National Guard members may be among the teams designated to persuade people to take the shots, according to Jason Davis, Public Information Officer with Lane County Public Health.
“We’re looking to bring on a team,” Davis told KVAL.com, “that could be door to door.”
Despite VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) reports of thousands of deaths following the mRNA shots, which are not conventional vaccines but experimental genetic therapy, state health officials consider it their duty to convince more Oregonians to take them.
Some ‘would take a lot of convincing’
Community groups are attempting to distribute the vaccine in remote area and persuade the ‘hesitant’ to change their minds in Benton County too.
“There’s a spectrum as to reasons why people have not been vaccinated for Covid-19 yet. And they range from the extreme,” April Holland, Public Health Administrator with the Benton County Health Department, told KVAL.com. “Some people are uninterested and would take a lot of convincing on our part to get a vaccine.”
The call to action comes directly from Biden, who on Tuesday announced: “Now we need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood. And off-times, door to door, literally knocking on doors” to get more people vaccinated.