Oregon Health Authority hosts Facebook Live Q&A to discuss pediatric COVID-19 vaccine 

On Tuesday, Dr. Dean Sidelinger, State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist, and Dr. Antwon Chavis, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University and a pediatrician at Doernbecher Pediatrics Clinic, answered questions on the recent authorization to extend COVID-19 vaccinations for youth between 5 and 11 years old.  “By our estimates there are approximately 330,000 youth within that age group […]

Throughout Oregon, younger kids are getting vaccinated. “Mom’s so happy, she could cry – and did.” 

Eight-year-old Jasmine Van Horne is not normally keen on shots, but the promise of the fun she’ll once again be able to share in was all she needed to line up for the first pediatric vaccinations in Curry County. Her 10-year-old brother, Jordan, was right there beside her.   “I was happy because my son has special needs,” […]