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Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are prepared at a drive-thru clinic in Portland. Gov. Brown, following public health guidelines, opened up vaccines to people 80 years or older this week, but reservations for the shots quickly outpaced supply.  (AP photo)

Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are prepared at a drive-thru clinic in Portland. Gov. Brown, following public health guidelines, opened up vaccines to people 80 years or older this week, but reservations for the shots quickly outpaced supply. (AP photo)

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Seniors Vaccine Signups Outrun Supply

Hard hit elderly begin to receive shots

Appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon were quickly booked Monday, as residents who are 80 years and older became eligible to receive doses of the scarce and highly anticipated vaccine.