For children with disabilities, OHA’s mobile medical teams bring COVID-19 vaccines to families who can’t go to them

This summer, as families with children with disabilities prepare their youngest to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, they may find themselves facing unusually high levels of anxiety in their youngsters. But the good news is they don’t have face it alone – and they don’t even have to leave home. “For any child, and for plenty […]

Clatsop County volunteers came together during challenging times

In December 2020, the phone lines at the Clatsop County Public Health Department were jammed. Hundreds of questions came in every day from worried callers wanting to know about COVID-19 symptoms, isolation and testing. Other callers wanted to report  businesses ignoring COVID-19 state mandates.   Jane Dunkin, Clatsop County human resources assistant and volunteer coordinator, […]

Gentle giant eases vaccine anxiety, one cuddle at a time

A stocky, blond bullmastiff named Showdown Wanna Do Bad Things once ruled the local show dog circuit, winning Champion of the Rose City Classic show in 2015. Since then he’s added a few credentials to his name, now Ch. Showdown Wanna Do Bad Things TH CGC (that’s Ch for champion, TH for Therapy Dog and […]

Las clínicas sensoriales hacen que las vacunas sean accesibles para todos

Para los dos hijos de LeAndra Schneider, que tienen autismo, hacer fila en un evento de vacunación contra el COVID-19 puede ser abrumador. Su hijo se pone ansioso cuando hay mucha gente, y su hija a menudo tiene tanta energía que puede esperar cualquier cosa -especialmente algo que la ponga nerviosa- puede ser un desafío. […]

Sensory-friendly clinics make vaccines accessible to all

For LeAndra Schneider’s two children, who have autism, waiting in line at a COVID-19 vaccine event can be overwhelming. Her son gets anxious around crowds, and her daughter often has so much energy that waiting for anything – especially something that makes her nervous – can be a challenge. But at The Arc Lane County’s […]

Looking for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster?

You can protect yourself against all COVID-19 variants by getting vaccinated and getting a booster if you are eligible. Sites around the state are accommodating large numbers of people seeking vaccinations. These “high-volume” sites offer all three COVID-19 vaccines and are open to everyone eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination or booster. There is no cost and you do not need to register.

¿Busca una vacuna o un refuerzo contra el COVID-19?

Consulte este blog para obtener los detalles más recientes sobre las clínicas de vacunación regular y continuas en todo el estado. Pediatric vaccines for children under age 5 Los siguientes eventos ofrecen vacunas pediátricas contra el COVID-19 para niños menores de 5 años hasta el 30 de junio, así como vacunas y refuerzos para todos […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘We aren’t just open to migrants, we are open to everyone.’

“One of the main reasons people come to our clinics is they feel comfortable,” said Pérez, Olalla Center Outreach Program Manager. “We offer tacos, drinks, music. They bring their kids. We always try to make it fun. It doesn’t feel like a clinic, more like a gathering, an event. We aren’t just open to migrants; we are open to everyone. We don’t want to separate the population; we want to unify and have a strong community.” 

Vaccine Voices: “You matter. You deserve it. That’s how we serve our community.”  

With 500 vaccination clinics and counting, the Vaccine Operations Team Equity’s (VOTE) mission is to help communities throughout Oregon access, understand and feel more confident about getting vaccinated. VOTE’s work is especially critical for people in Oregon disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and those who have historically faced health disparities.     To reach its goal, VOTE collaborates with more than 150 community-based organizations to reach people through trusted community partners that bring energy, […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘Opportunity to share happiness during these stressful times’

Oregon communities continue to impress, coming together in thoughtful, creative and giving ways to stay connected and healthy. On Dec. 10, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and the Latino Community Association (LCA) hosted a fun and successful vaccination event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Nearly 250 adults and children received free COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and/or […]