Closer to reopening, Oregon’s vaccinations pass a milestone

On June 21, Oregon celebrated a vaccination milestone. Fewer than 50,000 people in Oregon need to get vaccinated in order to meet the Governor’s goal of vaccinating 70% of adults 18 and over. This article first appeared in the June 21, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.

Oregon is getting closer to reopening

At a press conference today, Governor Kate Brown and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger gave an overview of the pandemic in Oregon and the state’s progress towards its vaccination goal. Governor Brown said that more than 67% of Oregonians 18 and older have now received their first dose of a vaccine. “We are so close to […]

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%. […]

How can counties move to Lower Risk?

With so many things going on in the world, it might have been a little confusing to keep up with the changes to risk levels in the past few weeks. To make it easier to understand, OHA has created an infographic that you’ll find at the end of this article.   There are two routes that counties can take to move to Lower Risk.    Route […]

New dashboard counts the way to reopening

Many people in Oregon are looking forward to a time when they can return to doing the things they love. Vaccination in Oregon is the safest and most effective path to reopening our state. As of today, 1,939,623 people in Oregon have completed a #COVID19 vaccine series. There are 2,286,813 who have had at least one […]

Governor Brown, OHA leadership provide update on vaccination progress, reopening

Governor Kate Brown was joined by OHA Director Patrick Allen and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger to discuss Oregon’s vaccination progress and to outline the details on the state’s future reopening plans. Here’s what you need to know. Oregon nearing statewide vaccination goal On May 11, Governor Brown announced that Oregon could all but terminate […]

Multnomah County moving to Lower Risk May 27

Governor Kate Brown announced that Multnomah County would be moving to Lower Risk on Thursday, May 27. The announcement comes in light of Multnomah vaccinating 65% of its residents ages 16 and older and submitting a comprehensive vaccination plan that addresses equity gaps. Multnomah’s vaccination progress can be viewed here and a copy of its […]

Governor Brown, OHA Leadership discuss vaccination incentives, progress

On May 21, Governor Kate Brown was joined by Patrick Allen, Director of Oregon Health Authority (OHA), to provide an update on Oregon’s statewide vaccination progress and to announce new incentives for getting vaccinated. Here’s what you need to know. Hospitalizations down, county vaccination progress improving Governor Brown began Friday’s media briefing on a positive […]

Portland Timbers urge Oregonians: Don’t miss your shot

On May 19, the Governor’s Office and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released a public service announcement (PSA) produced with the Portland Timbers urging people in Oregon to get vaccinated to protect against COVID-19.   “I work all game for the perfect shot. And when it finally lines up, I always take it,” said Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson in the PSA. […]

All4Oregon mass vaccination site administers it’s 500,000th shot today

The All4Oregon mass vaccination site at the Oregon Convention Center, which is jointly operated by Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Providence Health & Services and Legacy Health gave it’s 500,000th vaccine on May 19. Governor Kate Brown toured the vaccination site and talked with dozens of site workers, volunteers, and health system representatives.   “Today we are celebrating this impressive collective effort, […]