OHA team finds a way to bring testing and vaccines to communities

Last fall, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Testing Program Manager, Kristen Donheffner came up with a plan to create more access to COVID-19 testing in Oregon.   “You know I had this kind of wild idea,” Kristen said. “How about we get some vans? They could drive to a farm and test people right where they are. They could […]

Vaccine Voices: Brittany Dorris

Brittany Dorris, a fifth-grade teacher in the Bethel School District in Eugene, shares her story: I received both doses of the Moderna vaccine at a vaccination clinic held at Lane Community College. The opportunity was provided to me by my school district to help vaccinate our school staff before the return to in-person instruction. I […]

Vaccine Voices: Doctors share their ‘why’

Antwon Chavis, a pediatrician with OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, shares: “I got vaccinated against COVID-19 because the evidence looked promising that it could help bring an end to the pandemic. Also, the African American community has been disproportionately affected by coronavirus, and I know I am more likely to have a negative outcome than many […]