Vaccine Voices: Dr. David Lehrfeld

Oregon Health Authority’s EMS Medical Director, Dr. David Lehrfeld, received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in December. Dr. Lehrfeld was a participant in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trials but found out afterward he was part of the group that received a placebo. “Having been part of this study, and having reviewed the available data, […]

Taking a closer look at COVID-19 vaccine side effects

It’s not unusual to be concerned about side effects of a vaccine, especially a new one. But don’t forget:  Side effects after COVID-19 vaccination “are normal signs that your body is building protection,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   We talked with some Oregon medical professionals about their vaccination experiences. “I got my [second] shot at about 2 p.m., and at about […]

Facebook Q&A: COVID-19 vaccine questions answered

Many of you have been following the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines closely and have asked us some great questions about them. In December, we held a Facebook Live event with Public Health Director Rachael Banks, and Senior Health Advisor Dr. Paul Cieslak, to answer your questions. Here are the time stamps for the questions […]