The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has made the following recommendations about COVID-19 booster doses for fully vaccinated people.
Earlier today, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a panel of medical and public health experts convened by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made recommendations about Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses.
All three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States protect most of us against serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. So why do some people need a third dose or booster dose?
With school back in session and school staff vaccination requirements, Benton County Health Services wanted to make sure they made COVID-19 vaccination convenient for students, families and people who work in schools. They reached out to Katrina Doughty, Regional Field Operations Coordinator for OHA’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit (CRRU), who supports vaccination efforts in their region and asked if they could collaborate on a mini tour of schools in the county.
Today, Public Health Director Rachael Banks and Senior Health Advisor Dr. Ann Thomas of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) answered questions about COVID-19 booster doses and third doses.
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.
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 […]
The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has recommended the following groups of people who received the Pfizer vaccine should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after their second dose: People 65 and older, People living in a long-term care facility, and People 50-64 with underlying medical conditions. People […]
Funcionarios de salud estatales piden paciencia mientras proveedores de salud luchan contra el aumento de COVID-19 Oregon está listo para poner las vacunas de refuerzo a disposición de las personas que son elegibles para recibir una. Siempre y cuando el Grupo de Trabajo de Revisión de Seguridad Científica de los Estados del Oeste apruebe una […]
Oregon is ready to make booster shots available to people who are eligible to receive one, if the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup approves a federal recommendation to make booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine available to seniors and people in high-risk categories. While Oregon currently has an adequate supply of Pfizer vaccines, provider […]