Recommendation of Pfizer vaccine booster dose for some under review

Oregon is ready to make booster shots available to people who are eligible to receive one, if the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup approves a federal recommendation to make booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine available to seniors and people in high-risk categories. While Oregon currently has an adequate supply of Pfizer vaccines, provider […]

Children, schools and COVID-19: OHA and ODE answer your questions

On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority Senior Health Advisor Dr. Tom Jeanne and the Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill answered questions about COVID-19 in children and reminded us of the protections being taken in Oregon schools to ensure that students can safely continue in-person instruction. As Dr. Jeanne noted, “The Delta variant is an […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘I believe in doing the safest thing’

Rain Jordan describes herself as a pragmatic and “safety-first” person, so it’s not surprising that she has continued to take COVID-19 precautions, including wearing a mask when appropriate, since getting vaccinated early in the summer. A former college professor, Rain shares that having auto-immune risk factors, previous adverse reactions to vaccines and some skepticism about […]

Taking extra precautions while dating during COVID-19  

Across Oregon, college students are returning to campuses and finding that dating and relationships are different than before the  COVID-19 pandemic. Taking precautions to protect oneself and others from acquiring or spreading COVID-19 continues to be an important part of our everyday lives.    But, with the availability of vaccines and testing there is a natural desire to want to return to “normal,” to do the everyday activities we enjoy […]

Pláticas de Salud con OHA: La crisis de hospitales a raíz del COVID-19 y los trabajadores de la salud

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.

Regreso a la escuela – Romance e intimidad

Después de haber terminado un difícil año escolar, los alumnos universitarios tienen muchas cosas nuevas que considerar cuando regresen al campus. No solo tendrán que adaptarse a los requisitos del distanciamiento físico, el uso de cubrebocas, los protocolos de higiene y la educación a distancia o en persona, sino también a las citas en persona. […]

Vaccine Voices: Vaccines will help us ‘get to freedom’

Sharon Porter, a retired educator in La Grande, did not hesitate at all to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As a cancer patient, Sharon is grateful for the treatments that have kept her alive for many years. As Sharon explains, “I have been vaccinated for measles, smallpox, polio, shingles, flu, and all the other childhood diseases. I felt I had a load […]

El OHA publica una declaración sobre la recomendación de dosis de refuerzo

Hoy, los funcionarios de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) se reunieron con expertos médicos para discutir si recomendar que las personas que previamente han sido vacunadas por completo con la vacuna contra el COVID-19 de Pfizer, reciban una inyección de refuerzo para ayudar a mantener la efectividad de sus vacunas durante tiempo. En […]

Los datos actuales de COVID-19 son prometedores, pero la variante Delta aún “no termina”

El jueves, el Dr. Dean Sidelinger del Oregon Health Authority, compartió noticias prometedoras sobre las tasas de casos y hospitalizaciones por COVID-19, pero también advirtió que aún debemos trabajar juntos para ayudar a Oregón a vencer la pandemia. Como nos recuerda el Dr. Sidelinger, “Nuestra capacidad para mantener este progreso esperanzador y, en última instancia, […]

OHA releases statement on booster dose recommendation

Today, officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened medical experts to discuss whether to recommend that people who’ve previously been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster shot to help maintain the effectiveness of their vaccinations over time. At today’s hearing, the committee recommended that people age 65 and […]