The moment Victoria Leo learned Mercy Flights was sponsoring a drive-through vaccination clinic, she began counting the days until her appointment. On the eve of the big day, she was so excited she couldn’t sleep— And rightly so. Victoria, an author and retired psychotherapist, has an underlying condition that could make a COVID-19 infection especially dangerous.
All three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States protect most of us against serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. So why do some people need a third dose or booster dose?
Estas escuchando, Minuto de Salud con OHA Hoy hablaremos sobre: La recomendación de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 para mujeres embarazadas, en periodo de lactancia o que estén planificando una familia. Cada vez hay más evidencia disponible sobre la seguridad y efectividad de la vacunación contra el COVID-19 durante el embarazo.Esto quiere decir, que los […]
Medical and public health experts determine when to recommend a booster. This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider whether to recommend that individuals who were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should get booster doses.
Brittany Jordan works as a peer support specialist for DAWNS House, a sober living facility that provides support for newly sober women who are recovering from addiction. After nearly a year of hesitancy, Jordan received her second dose of Pfizer this month with her partner Austin West. They now hope to help others become vaccinated too.
With school back in session and school staff vaccination requirements, Benton County Health Services wanted to make sure they made COVID-19 vaccination convenient for students, families and people who work in schools. They reached out to Katrina Doughty, Regional Field Operations Coordinator for OHA’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit (CRRU), who supports vaccination efforts in their region and asked if they could collaborate on a mini tour of schools in the county.
The best protection we have against getting COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. For added protection, we should wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor settings to shield ourselves and those around us.
On Oct. 7, 2021, Pfizer and BioNTech asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. So when can children under age 12 in Oregon be vaccinated? The answer depends on how long it takes for the decision to make its way through the process to authorize vaccinations in Oregon.
Today, Public Health Director Rachael Banks and Senior Health Advisor Dr. Ann Thomas of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) answered questions about COVID-19 booster doses and third doses.
Nuestra prioridad es proporcionar información y recursos de salud relevantes sobre el COVID-19 y las vacunas para los habitantes de Oregon. En colaboración con Mano a Mano, cada semana hacemos una grabación con la participación de nuestros Asesores de Salud y Coordinadores de Alcance Regional del Programa de Alcance para Socios Comunitarios en el que abordamos preguntas y respuestas frecuentes de la comunidad sobre el COVID-19.