OHA experts answer your post-vaccination questions

On Wednesday, April 28, our experts answered post-vaccination questions. You can watch a recording of the video below and use the timestamps listed to jump to specific questions: 

  • 10:13 – How effective are the vaccines against the variants? 
  • 11:01 – What do I do if I lose my vaccination card? 
  • 11:38 – Will county-based restrictions be the same for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals? For example, will there be adjustments to the group-size rules if all members of a group gathering are fully vaccinated? 
  • 13:19 – If I had a chain store pharmacy administer both COVID-19 vaccines without entering them into MyChart, does the pharmacy notify the Oregon Immunization Information System so that my immunization record is updated, or do I need to go through my primary care physician? 
  • 14:15 – Can you change guidelines to allow for fully vaccinated people to immediately be able to watch their children play sports or activities? 
  • 16:01 – If most of my employees or colleagues get vaccinated, can we drop the masks in the workplace? 
  • 16:55 – How many have died from the COVID-19 vaccines and are people getting COVID-19 from the vaccine? 
  • 20:20 – What about COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases? You talked earlier about people getting COVID-19 from the vaccine. 
  • 22:08 – Are we allowed to ask for COVID-19 vaccination cards if someone in the workplace is saying they aren’t required to quarantine after a COVID-19 exposure? 
  • 23:01 – Can you explain the similarities of the flu vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccines? 
  • 24:47 – If vaccines work, why do we still have to wear a mask? 
  • 26:05 – How long will it take us to reach herd immunity? 
  • 27:15 – If I got my second COVID-19 vaccine and find out four days later that I have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, do I still have to quarantine? 
  • 28:07 – Why does it seem like that the more people who get vaccinated, the more cases we have? 
  • 29:29 – If we require COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace, are we allowed to ask for vaccination cards to show proof of protection, or is this protected? 

This article first appeared in the April 30, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.