Protect friends and communities by staying safe this Labor Day weekend 

For many people, Labor Day is a final opportunity to celebrate summer. Barbecues, gatherings with our friends, and last chance summer travels fill our plans. Once again, the COVID-19 pandemic means this holiday weekend will need to look different.   You may have already made plans for the Labor Day weekend before Oregon saw cases and hospitalizations surge. If your plans involve outdoor large gatherings or indoor activities that put you and others at risk […]

Thanking our health care workers as hospitalizations are high across the state

Oregon continues to see high rates of COVID-19 patients being hospitalized. Our front line health care workers, and all of those who keep the hospitals running, like janitors, security staff, cafeteria personnel and those who greet the public, put themselves in the path of the rapidly spreading Delta variant every day.  They are moms and dads. They are […]

Los CDC advierten contra el uso de ivermectina para tratar o prevenir COVID-19

El jueves 21 de agosto, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) publicaron una advertencia de la Red de Alerta de Salud que advierte que las personas no deben usar ivermectina para tratar o prevenir COVID-19. Aunque la ivermectina está aprobada por la FDA para tratar ciertas infecciones causadas por parásitos, […]

Making sure kids are prepared for school in Coos Bay

When Erlette Upshaw, executive director for Coos Elderly Services, and Dolly England, OHA Community Engagement program manager, were talking, Dolly mentioned that it would be cool to do a back-to-school initiative in Coos Bay. Dolly mentioned the comics, Beating Covid, that Northwest Disability Support had created to educate children and adults about COVID-19. Upshaw placed […]

Kids back in school? Make an appointment for routine vaccinations

Most kids in Oregon are either back in school already or will be soon. This is a great time to make sure your child is up-to-date on their routine immunizations.  In Oregon, children are required to receive certain childhood vaccines in order to attend school. Talk with your child’s health care provider about what vaccines your child needs to stay healthy this […]

Historias de Vacuna: Nancy Vera

Nancy es originaria de Mexico pero ha vivido en Estados Unidos la mayor parte de su vida. Después de pasar cerca de un año en Oregon trabajando como enfermera en un hogar para adultos mayores en McMinnville, se mudó a Illinois con su esposo donde continúa ayudando a personas de la tercera edad con su […]

Vaccine Voices: Nancy Vera

Nancy is originally from Mexico, but has lived in United States most of her life. After spending about a year in Oregon working as a nurse in a McMinnville assisted living facility, she moved to Illinois with her husband where she continues to help seniors with their daily care. Due to her line of work, […]

Consejos para ayudar a que las pruebas de COVID-19 sean más fáciles para los niños

Hacerse la prueba de COVID-19 le puede dar miedo a algunos niños. Como padres o tutores, queremos que sea una experiencia fácil para ellos. Preparar a nuestros hijos para una prueba de COVID-19 con anticipación puede ayudar a que sea menos incómodo. Usted conoce mejor a sus hijos y sabe lo que funciona para ellos. […]

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine changed its name to Comirnaty, but it’s the exact same vaccine

There is some confusion about the new name for the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech. Here’s what the Pfizer-BioNTech company website says about the name: “Comirnaty is the new name for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Once a drug or other intervention receives FDA approval the manufacturer typically gives it a brand name, and Comirnaty is […]

Reglas de vacunación para el personal de atención médica y de las escuelas K–12

El 25 de agosto, el Secretario de Estado de Oregon publicó las nuevas reglas de vacunación para los empleados de atención médica y de escuelas grados K–12 en Oregon. Esto es lo que necesita saber. Requisito de vacunación contra el COVID-19 para proveedores y personal de atención en entornos de atención médica En respuesta a […]