On the road: bringing COVID-19 vaccines and health care to the people

Available in Spanish Getting health care and COVID-19 vaccines to the rural areas of 1,000-square-mile Clatsop County has been challenging at times, but a new mobile health clinic is changing that. This summer, the county was able to buy a mobile health clinic funded by a grant from the Oregon Health Authority. “The van has […]

Art projects make COVID-19 vaccinations fun at Tektronix

Available in Spanish Thursdays are special days at the COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinic at Tektronix in Beaverton. On Thursdays, a long, colorful table — covered in doodles, blobs of molding clay, markers, colored pencils and other  art supplies — awaits children after they brave their COVID-19 vaccination. The Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP), a […]

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

Available in Spanish. 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, […]

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

Actualización 7 de julio de 2022: El Arco del Condado de Lane ofrece clínicas de vacunación sensoriales para niños desde los 6 meses de edad. Consulta aquí las fechas de los eventos hasta 2022. Para los dos hijos de LeAndra Schneider, que tienen autismo, hacer fila en un evento de vacunación contra el COVID-19 puede […]

Sensory-friendly clinics make vaccines accessible to all

Available in Spanish Update July 7, 2022: The Arc of Lane County is offering sensory-friendly vaccination clinics for children as young as 6 months old. Check here for event dates through 2022. 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 […]

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?

Actualizado el 10/07/2022 Consulte este blog para obtener los detalles más recientes sobre las clínicas de vacunación regular y continuas en todo el estado. Los horarios de las clínicas están cambiando rápidamente, por lo que es una buena idea consultar aquí con frecuencia para obtener la información más reciente y precisa sobre dónde puede obtener […]

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.”