Supporting vaccination efforts in Yamhill County

For people over 21, Spirit Mountain Casino provided a raffle to win concert tickets and realizing that some folks might have to go out of their way to get their vaccinations, they provided everyone with $5 gas cards. The casino also encouraged their staff to get the vaccine by providing a raffle for them. They […]

Accessibility Kits help make vaccination a ‘possible and positive’ experience for all

Oregon Health Authority wants to make vaccination events accessible for everyone. To that end, OHA has developed a set of tools that community partners can use to support communication and access to information for people with disabilities, those who primarily use a language other than English and anyone who could benefit from accommodations at vaccination […]

Beat COVID-19 at a fully accessible vaccination event

NW Disability Support (NWDS), the community-based organization that produced Fighting COVID, has put out a second comic called Beating COVID. Beating COVID features the story of new super heroes: the Super Vaccines! The comic is intended to address the need of having appropriate materials created for children and adults of all ages that can be […]

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 […]