Remember to stay safe from the heat this weekend

Record breaking temperatures are predicted this weekend. Staying safe can be a challenge in this heat, especially for those who don’t have access to an air conditioner. Also, after the dry spring that we’ve had, the risk of wildfire is high. OHA is working with local public health officials to connect people to cooling centers […]

Can’t find your vaccination card? Here are some ways you can replace it

*Updated 2/16/2022: This post was corrected to clarify how to get a replacement card, versus how to get an official copy of your vaccination record. Oregon Health Authority is unable to provide a replacement card. When you get vaccinated you will receive a vaccine card that shows the date, your name and date of birth. […]

211 texting is live in English and Spanish

If you’re looking for information about the COVID-19 vaccine, 211 is a great way to get your questions about COVID-19 vaccines answered.   You can text ORVAX to 898211 with your questions in English or Spanish.  Also, if you need to schedule your vaccination and you don’t have access to the internet, you can call 211. They can help you schedule.   This article first appeared in the […]

FEMA to pilot Community Vaccination Center in Jackson County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has selected Jackson County as a site for a Pilot Community Vaccination Center (CVC) — the second in the Pacific Northwest and the first in Oregon. The CVC will begin operations on April 21, bringing an additional 1,000 vaccine doses per day to support Jackson, Klamath and Josephine counties, an area of the […]

Recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19 no afectará su estado migratorio

Si es inmigrante, es posible que le preocupe recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19. El Oregon Health Authority (OHA por sus siglas en inglés) cree que todas las personas que viven en Oregon deben tener la oportunidad de vacunarse. Queremos que sepa lo siguiente: Todas las personas que son elegibles en Oregon pueden recibir la […]

211info begins outreach to Get Vaccinated Oregon landline registrants

Starting as early as March 31, 211info staff will begin reaching out to the nearly 500 individuals who entered a landline phone number as their primary or preferred contact in the Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool. OHA recently discontinued landline registration in the GVO tool due to concerns from partners about the state creating automated […]

Things to know for the week of March 29: Vaccine eligibility expands to Group 6

Having different types of vaccines can offer more options and flexibility for the public, jurisdictions and vaccine providers. For example, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is easier to store and only requires one dose, which can make it useful for people who may have a difficult time returning for a second dose.  Since supply is still limited, getting vaccinated with the first vaccine available […]

Changes to OHA’s vaccine tools

Beginning March 29, the vaccine information tool (or chatbot) that has been helping people in the tri-county area (Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington) schedule vaccination appointments at the Oregon Convention Center and other locations will be discontinued. Going forward, all vaccination registrations and notifications will be handled through the Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool, which also can be found […]

No internet access to schedule your vaccine? 211 can help

Not everyone is able to use the internet for vaccine scheduling. If you need to schedule your vaccination and you don’t have access to the internet, you can call 211. They can help you schedule.  This article first appeared in the March 17, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.