What you need to know about breakthrough cases

A breakthrough case is when a vaccinated person gets infected with the virus they were vaccinated against. When more people get vaccinated, there are more people in the pool who can get a breakthrough infection. As vaccination rates go up, breakthrough infections may also go up.

Conceptos erróneos sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19 para niños: Preguntas y respuestas con el Dr. Bukhosi Dube

Luchar contra una pandemia es difícil, pero combatirla con mala información es como echarle aceite al fuego. Simplemente empeora el problema. Por eso, a continuación, el doctor Bukhosi Dube contesta algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes sobre algunos conceptos erróneos en relación con las vacunas pediátricas.

Misconceptions about COVID-19 vaccinations for children: Q & A with Dr. Bukhosi Dube

Fighting a pandemic is hard; fighting a pandemic with bad information is like throwing oil on a fire. It just makes the problem that much worse. Here, we take a look with Dr. Bukhosi Dube at some of the common misconceptions about vaccinations. Risk of myocarditis is greater from COVID-19 than from COVID-19 vaccines Parents […]

How COVID-19 vaccinations support continued in-person learning this school year

We know every layer matters, but vaccination against COVID-19 is still the strongest protection available. This is why COVID-19 vaccinations are mandated for all staff, contractors and volunteers working at or for Oregon schools and strongly recommended for all children ages 12 and up.

Third vs. booster doses: Live Q&A

We know many Oregonians have questions about COVID-19 third doses and booster doses.
Join us Wednesday, October 6 at 11:30 a.m. for a Facebook Live Q&A to get your questions answered by our experts, Public Health Director Rachael Banks and Senior Health Advisor Dr. Ann Thomas.

What is a COVID-19 booster and do I need it?

You may have heard that booster shots have been recommended for some people who received the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Booster shots are given when the protection from a vaccination begins to decrease. Getting a booster can help people continue their immunity for a longer period. Booster doses have not yet been recommended for people […]

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 […]

Tips to help make COVID-19 testing easier for kids

Getting tested for COVID-19 might feel scary to some children. As parents or guardians, we want to make it as easy as possible for them. Preparing our kids for a COVID-19 test ahead of time can help make it less uncomfortable. You know your kids best and you know what works for them. Think ahead […]

Vaccine Conversations: Dr. Shimi Sharief talks natural vs. vaccine-induced immunity

We continue to hear questions online about what the key differences between natural and vaccine-induced immunity are. To get some answers to those questions, we sat down with OHA Senior Health Advisor Dr. Shimi Sharief, who shared some insights on the topic. You can find a recording of the full interview, as well as a list of timestamped questions below.  […]

Lost your vaccination card? You can use your record of vaccination as proof

If you have lost or damaged your vaccination card, you can use your record of vaccination as proof. Here’s how to get your record (replacement CDC cards are not available).  Check with your health care provider, or their website, for your immunization record.  Follow the instructions on the OHA Immunization Resources page. It may take five days to get your […]