Scheduling process for 65 and older updated in Portland metro area

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and All4Oregon have created a new process for scheduling a first COVID-19 appointment at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC).  Here’s how it works: Eligible older adults who live in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah or Washington counties who registered for a vaccine through the Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool will receive an advance email from OHA […]

From the archive: Long-term care residents and staff receive COVID-19 vaccine

On Dec. 21, 2020, long-term care residents and staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccinations under a statewide rollout plan that prioritizes Oregonians the pandemic disproportionally impacts. Older adults and people with underlying health conditions are more likely to suffer life-threatening health consequences if they contract the virus. Given that the virus is so contagious, the risks […]

Updates on COVID-19 and pharmacy program partnership

Oregon Health Authority and its partners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccinations and more. The recording (including ASL interpretation) is available here, and the slides from today’s briefing are here. Among the topics discussed was a new partnership. The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is a collaboration between the federal government, states and territories, and 21 […]

From the archive: Frontline health care workers receive first COVID-19 vaccinations in Oregon

On Dec. 16, 2020 there was a glimmer of light for people in Oregon – the first COVID-19 vaccinations were given to frontline health care workers. Governor Brown was joined by Patrick Allen, Director of Oregon Health Authority (OHA), frontline health care workers and representatives from Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University in […]

From the archive: First doses are delivered in Oregon, with more to come (Dec. 14, 2020)

Legacy Health is the first registered COVID-19 vaccine provider in the state to receive the vaccine, made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. The health system’s Holladay Park site in Portland and Meridian Park site in Tualatin each received one package of 975 doses today at around 7 a.m on Dec. 14. Additional doses are […]