Doing it together: longtime history of community partnerships in the gorge

Right along one of the main streets into town and up to the orchards in The Dalles is St. Mary’s Academy. If you’ve lived in Wasco County for any amount of time, you know the location. The school has been a fixture in the community for more than a century, but now the school’s parking […]

One Community Health: A testament to collaboration

This Friday, June 11, One Community Health will be administering Pfizer vaccines in style, offering food and live music to all who attend their event in the Dalles. Preventative Health Manager Gladys Rivera readily admits that the event is more of a celebration than a formal clinic. After all, Wasco County has almost reached 65%. […]

It’s game time, Oregon!

Two million Oregonians, including your Trail Blazers, have gotten a safe and free COVID-19 vaccine. The Portland Trail Blazers encourage everyone in Oregon to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  Lucky fans who attend one of the vaccination clinics hosted by Multnomah County’s REACH program and OHSU — and get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — will have the opportunity to receive some Trail Blazers swag, such as T-shirts, posters and […]

Benton County makes sure ‘every shot counts’ with teen clinics

A teen-focused vaccination event in Benton County last week led to hundreds of teens getting vaccinated. Almost 500 people age 12 to 15 received a shot with hundreds of older teens rolling up their sleeves as well.   “Teen Day” took place at Reser Stadium, Benton County’s mass vaccination site and at a pop-up clinic at a nearby high school for students who may have encountered difficulty accessing the vaccination clinic at Reser Stadium.   “We performed outreach to […]

Rural Oregon fire department steps up to provide vaccine so no one gets left behind

The Mist-Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District (RFPD) provides fire, emergency, home health and ambulance services to 1,388 people who live in 165 square miles of Columbia and Clatsop counties. For the last few months, they have also been bringing COVID-19 vaccines to people in this rural area, many of whom do not have access to […]

All4Oregon mass vaccination site administers it’s 500,000th shot today

The All4Oregon mass vaccination site at the Oregon Convention Center, which is jointly operated by Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Providence Health & Services and Legacy Health gave it’s 500,000th vaccine on May 19. Governor Kate Brown toured the vaccination site and talked with dozens of site workers, volunteers, and health system representatives.   “Today we are celebrating this impressive collective effort, […]

Vaccination clinic at Chinook Winds Casino Friday, May 14

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians is having a COVID-19 vaccine event at Chinook Winds Casino on Friday, May 14, from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This drive through event is open to all Oregon residents ages 18 and up. Pre-registration is required. No insurance information needed. Spanish interpreters available on-site.    To register call 541-444-9636 and leave a message. We will call […]

OHA team finds a way to bring testing and vaccines to communities

Last fall, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Testing Program Manager, Kristen Donheffner came up with a plan to create more access to COVID-19 testing in Oregon.   “You know I had this kind of wild idea,” Kristen said. “How about we get some vans? They could drive to a farm and test people right where they are. They could […]

Portland metro clinics offer walk-in and drive-up COVID-19 vaccines this weekend

All4Oregon at the Oregon Convention Center All4Oregon is a COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Oregon Convention Center, created with the collaboration and leadership of Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, OHSU, and Providence. The clinic provides vaccines to all eligible people, 16 and older, in the greater Portland metro area.  Walk-ins are now welcome to the All4Oregon clinic or you can schedule your appointment […]