Rural Oregon fire department steps up to provide vaccine so no one gets left behind

The Mist-Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District (RFPD) provides fire, emergency, home health and ambulance services to 1,388 people who live in 165 square miles of Columbia and Clatsop counties. For the last few months, they have also been bringing COVID-19 vaccines to people in this rural area, many of whom do not have access to […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘Sometimes, leading by example means doing things that seem scary’

Susan Prettyman, Social Services Program Manager at Clatsop Community Action, shares her vaccination story: I was vaccinated at an event at the Armory in Astoria, Oregon, which was organized by Columbia Memorial Hospital. Going into the appointment, I felt really anxious and concerned about what the side effects would be, but I also felt reassured, […]