What to know about insurance coverage for COVID-19, RSV and flu vaccines

Updated Oct. 12 – this article was edited to correct details of the Bridge Access Program in the COVID-19 vaccine section. Available in Spanish OHA is aware of some people being unexpectedly charged for COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines. There are a few reasons why this might happen, and we always recommend checking […]

What to know about the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines

Available in Spanish Updated Nov. 2, 2023 The next round of COVID-19 vaccines is here, and the guidance for who should get it, and when, is much simpler than before. Find a 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine near you by searching at Vaccines.gov. Click here for a printable document. (This printable document has not been updated to […]

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 […]