Agnes Tsai draws up a dose of the Pfizer vaccine during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Thousands of Marion County residents are streaming through the Oregon State Fairgrounds each day for Covid vaccines.

The clinic, which began on Jan. 7, was among the first mass vaccination sites up and running in Oregon, allowing health care workers and first responders who don't work for large hospitals a chance to get a shot.

This week, the clinic began second doses of the vaccine for the earliest recipients and continued vaccinating teachers, child care workers and other educators. Oregonians 80 and older will become eligible on Feb. 8.

To date, about 30,000 Marion County residents and 8,800 Polk County have been vaccinated, according to Oregon Health Authority. Both counties have among the highest vaccination rates in Oregon.

-Rachel Alexander

People wait in line outside of a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Oregon National Guard member Mariah Baumgardner holds up a card directing the next vaccine recipient to her station during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

The parking lot for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

People wait in line under a tent for the COVID-19 vaccine clinic during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Employees fill syringes with doses of the Pfizer vaccine during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Avi Singh draws up a dose of the Pfizer vaccine during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Syringes of the Pfizer vaccine during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Vaccination stations during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

An Oregon National Guard member walks outside of a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Vaccine recipients wait in Columbia Hall for 15 minutes following their vaccination during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

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