Children and common respiratory infections: COVID-19, flu, RSV and the common cold

Our children are back in school, the COVID-19 pandemic is still here, flu season is upon us, and the common cold never goes away. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned this year about the rise of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a virus that is most severe in children under age two but can infect school-aged children.

Let’s trick-or-treat safely!

The time for ghosts, goblins and sticky sweets is approaching faster than you can say “Boo!” Okay, maybe not that fast, but it is time to start preparing for a safe Halloween.   This year, if you plan to trick-or-treat or hand out candy, please keep these tips in mind for a fun and healthy outing:  […]

How federal decisions on COVID-19 vaccines make their way to Oregon consumers

On Oct. 7, 2021, Pfizer and BioNTech asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. So when can children under age 12 in Oregon be vaccinated? The answer depends on how long it takes for the decision to make its way through the process to authorize vaccinations in Oregon.