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

The next round of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines is here, and the guidance for who should get it, and when, is much simpler than before. Find an updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine near you by searching at Vaccines.gov. Click here for a printable document. Q: Who should get the updated COVID-19 vaccine? A: The Centers for Disease […]

Through Measure 110 funding, recovery center brings new hope to Portland neighborhood

In one Portland neighborhood, new hope is dawning for hundreds of people seeking treatment for addiction. Recovery Works Northwest recently cut the ribbon on the state’s first alcohol and drug withdrawal (detox) management facility made possible with Measure 110 funding. The 16-bed facility in Southeast Portland will be the first of its kind to serve […]

How the availability of naloxone without a prescription will save lives

Available in Spanish The life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone is now available to the public without a prescription. It is available under its brand name Narcan, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for over-the-counter distribution earlier this year. The FDA first approved naloxone in 1971, and it has since been traditionally […]

Mujer de Portland es galardonada por vacunar, educar y alimentar a inmigrantes y refugiados

Cuando Betty Brown ve la fila de personas que se forman para recibir comida gratuita dos veces por semana en la Iglesia Portland Open Bible, ella ve a un grupo de inmigrantes y refugiados representados. Se trata de miembros de las comunidades rusa, vietnamita, china, latina y árabe, entre otras. Esto es un gran motivo […]

COVID-19: New variant, same message

Available in Spanish A few weeks ago we reported that Omicron subvariant XBB.1.16 had become the predominant COVID-19 variant across Oregon and the United States, making up 14.8% of all cases nationally at that time. As of last week, another subvariant—Omicron EG.5—has taken over as the country’s predominant strain, accounting for 17.3% of COVID-19 cases […]

Portland woman honored for vaccinating, educating and feeding immigrants and refugees

Available in Spanish When Betty Brown surveys the free food line that forms twice a week at the Portland Open Bible Church, she sees a tapestry of immigrant and refugee groups represented. She sees members of Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Latino and Arab communities, among others. It is a source of pride—to simultaneously support and celebrate […]

CDC recomienda medicamento para proteger a bebés contra el VRS

Bebés y niños de 1 año pronto podrán recibir un nuevo medicamento para estar protegidos contra el virus respiratorio sincitial, (VRS). El panel asesor de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés) votó ayer por unanimidad para recomendar el medicamento de anticuerpos monoclonales nirsevimab (Beyfortus) para usar […]

CDC recommends medication to protect babies against RSV

Available in Spanish Update: Aug. 4, 2023 – This article has been updated to reflect the CDC’s support for its advisory panel’s vote, as stated in this press release. Infants and 1-year-olds will soon be able to receive a new medication to protect them from RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). The Centers for Disease Control and […]

¿Qué ha pasado con la pandemia?

Hemos escuchado de nuestros lectores que le gustaría obtener más información sobre lo que está sucediendo con el COVID-19. La buena noticia es que no hay mucho que informar, pero sabemos qué hay quienes se sienten ansiosos pues es algo que ha consumido nuestra vida durante los últimos años. El virus El COVID-19 sigue mutando. […]

Ahora puede solicitar ayuda para pagar las facturas de agua y electricidad

Si tiene problemas para hacer los pagos de agua, aire acondicionado o calefacción, usted podría ser elegible para ayuda de pago de facturas actuales y vencidas Facturas de servicio de agua y alcantarillado El Programa de Asistencia de Servicio de Agua para Hogares de Bajos Ingresos (LIHWA, por sus siglas en inglés) está aceptando solicitudes […]