(Portland, OR) -- The number of Oregon health care workers getting flu vaccinations declined 26-percent between 2019 and 2022. The Oregon Health Authority says it was likely, because of the pandemic and COVID-19. The biggest declines were in workers at dialysis facilities where the rate fell 70-percent. OHA is concerned, because they're treating patients who are at high risk from the flu. Other big declines occurred in hospital workers, inpatient psychiatric facilities and nursing facilities. The OHA is urging healthcare workers to get vaccinated against the flu, so they don't put their patients at risk.