On a blustery day in October, Deborah “Debbie” Becker had just one mission—to get her COVID-19 booster. At 71, both Debbie and her husband Randy, 73, have underlying conditions and are committed to protecting their health. But it wasn’t looking good.
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.
Today, the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Director, Rachael Banks and Dr. Tom Jeanne, OHA Senior Health Advisor joined Governor Kate Brown to provide an update on Oregon’s plan for delivering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Oregonians. Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), also answered questions about schools and COVID-19.
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 […]