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Governor Brown and the Oregon Health Authority provide an update on vaccinations in Oregon

On April 16, Governor Kate Brown and leadership from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) participated in a media briefing to talk about the vaccine situation in Oregon. Equity and access OHA Director Patrick Allen was frank about vaccine distribution efforts to date. “The numbers are stark and clear. For too many people, race and income […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘It never crossed my mind not to be vaccinated’

Jane Salisbury, pictured below right, a retired librarian who lives in the Portland area, shared her vaccine experience: I was born in 1953, and polio was terrifying for people in those years. I was sick as a child, hospitalized more than once, and my parents told me later that those were the hardest years of […]

What is a front-line worker?

Many workers have been on the frontline providing food, gas, medicine and important services throughout the pandemic. Frontline workers are eligible for vaccine now. If you’re wondering whether you are considered a frontline worker, here’s a video that may help you decide. This article first appeared in the April 14, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.

Volunteers help to make vaccination clinics run smoothly

National Volunteer Week is April 18-24 this year and what better way to celebrate than to highlight the incredible work volunteers are doing to vaccinate folks against COVID-19 right here in Oregon.  At vaccination sites of all sizes, volunteers are showing their dedication to their communities.   Sue Moerer enjoyed a career as a registered nurse and felt it […]

Experts answer your questions on vaccinations and eligibility on Thursday, April 15 at noon

We know people in Oregon continue to have questions about COVID-19 vaccinations and eligibility, particularly as we near April 19, when everyone 16 and older become eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon. Join OHA’s Facebook Live at noon on Thursday, April 15 to have your vaccination and eligibility questions answered by our experts.

Things to know for the week of April 12

On Monday, April 19, everyone who is 16 and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. While it’s exciting that so many folks will be able to start getting vaccinated, it may take us a few more weeks to get enough doses for everyone 16 and older to get vaccinated. The state continues to get vaccine supply from both Pfizer and Moderna. To learn […]

FEMA to pilot Community Vaccination Center in Jackson County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has selected Jackson County as a site for a Pilot Community Vaccination Center (CVC) — the second in the Pacific Northwest and the first in Oregon. The CVC will begin operations on April 21, bringing an additional 1,000 vaccine doses per day to support Jackson, Klamath and Josephine counties, an area of the […]

OHA les pide a los proveedores de vacunas del estado que pausen la administración de la vacuna de Johnson & Johnson inmediatamente.

El Oregon Health Authority (OHA) ha pedido a todos los proveedores de vacunas del estado que pausen la administración de la vacuna COVID-19 de Johnson & Johnson debido a un anuncio publicado ayer en la mañana por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los EE. UU. (FDA) y los Centros para el Control y […]

OHA asks the state’s vaccine providers to immediately stop administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Updated April 13, 2021 at 4:10 p.m. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has asked all of the state’s vaccine providers to immediately stop administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to an announcement released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this morning. This pause […]

Viral vectors teach your body how to fight off COVID-19

Have you been wondering how viral vector vaccines work? The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is sometimes called a viral vector vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a great infographic that explains how these vaccines work.  You can click on the image below to open the image in your browser.  This article first appeared in the […]