Doing it together: longtime history of community partnerships in the gorge

Right along one of the main streets into town and up to the orchards in The Dalles is St. Mary’s Academy. If you’ve lived in Wasco County for any amount of time, you know the location. The school has been a fixture in the community for more than a century, but now the school’s parking […]

One Community Health: Un Testimonio de Colaboración

Este viernes 11 de junio, One Community Health administrará vacunas Pfizer con estilo, ofreciendo comida y música en vivo a todos los que asistan a su evento en Dalles. La gerente de Salud Preventiva, Gladys Rivera, admite que el evento es más una celebración que una clínica formal. Después de todo, el condado de Wasco […]

One Community Health: A testament to collaboration

This Friday, June 11, One Community Health will be administering Pfizer vaccines in style, offering food and live music to all who attend their event in the Dalles. Preventative Health Manager Gladys Rivera readily admits that the event is more of a celebration than a formal clinic. After all, Wasco County has almost reached 65%. […]

FEMA to pilot Community Vaccination Center in Jackson County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has selected Jackson County as a site for a Pilot Community Vaccination Center (CVC) — the second in the Pacific Northwest and the first in Oregon. The CVC will begin operations on April 21, bringing an additional 1,000 vaccine doses per day to support Jackson, Klamath and Josephine counties, an area of the […]

Hundreds vaccinated in mobile vaccine unit this week

For Oregonians who live and work in rural areas, getting to a COVID-19 vaccine site may be a challenge. To help make it easier, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sent a mobile vaccine unit (MVU) – along with eight FEMA vaccination support staff – to the state. The MVU team began its service April 5 […]

New eligibility groups and FEMA support for vaccination announced

Governor Kate Brown was joined by OHA Director Patrick Allen and Public Health Director Rachel Banks in a Feb. 26 press conference on COVID-19 vaccination. The Governor announced plans to vaccinate new eligibility groups including frontline workers and people with underlying health conditions, in the coming weeks. “By summer, provided supplies from the federal government […]

FEMA awards $110 million to Oregon for vaccinations

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $110 million in federal funding to assist OHA and partners in operating dozens of COVID-19 vaccination centers throughout the state. The FEMA-supported vaccination centers will be able to administer more than two million vaccines during the 90-day operational period. Timelines are still under review. Grants for emergency protective measures […]