COVID-19 voices: Chris Laman, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy and Cancer Center

Chris Laman, PharmD

Chris Laman, PharmD, leader of the Clatsop County COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, helps with a vaccination event in early 2021.

CMH Annual Report 2020


“Before the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved for use, CMH formed a task force to tackle the challenge of getting health care workers and first responders in our area vaccinated as quickly as possible.

Chris Laman, Director of Pharmacy and Cancer Care at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, OregonCMH partnered with the Clatsop County Health Department, Providence Seaside Hospital and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic to offer mass vaccination events in Seaside and Astoria. 30+ CMH caregivers held more than 20 vaccination events for health care workers and first responders. Our team went from giving 80 doses a day to more than 1,000.

By May 11, 46% of Clatsop County had at least one shot. These large, public vaccinations would not have been possible in Clatsop County without the support of CMH.”

Chris Laman, PharmD
CMH Director of Pharmacy and Cancer Center 

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