La vacuna contra la gripe este año es más importante que nunca

Una ventaja inesperada de las precauciones tomadas contra el COVID-19, como el uso del cubrebocas en interiores y evitar las multitudes, fue que los expertos en salud pública prácticamente no vieron brotes importantes de gripe en los Estados Unidos durante los últimos dos años. Pero eso probablemente cambiará este año. Con la mayoría de las […]

This year’s flu shot more important than ever

Available in Spanish An unexpected upside of COVID-19 precautions such as masking indoors and avoiding crowds is that public health experts saw virtually no major flu outbreaks in the United States during the last two years. That will likely change this year. With most mandatory COVID-19 measures lifted and many people returning to pre-pandemic activities, […]

Se ofrecen vacunas gratis contra la gripe en algunos sitios de vacunación de alto volumen contra COVID-19

(Esta publicación se actualizó el 5 de abril del 2022, para dar el horario correcto de atención los domingos). Aunque la temporada de gripe por lo general termina en abril, los casos de gripe están aumentando ahora en Oregón. Los expertos en salud pública animan a todas las personas mayores de seis meses que no […]

Free flu vaccines now offered at some high-volume COVID-19 vaccination sites

(This post was updated on 4/5/2022 to reflect the correct operating hours on Sundays.) Although flu season usually ends in April, flu cases are rising now in Oregon. Public health experts encourage anyone six months and older who has not had a flu shot this season to get one. Three of Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) […]

Children and common respiratory infections: COVID-19, flu, RSV and the common cold

Our children are back in school, the COVID-19 pandemic is still here, flu season is upon us, and the common cold never goes away. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned this year about the rise of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a virus that is most severe in children under age two but can infect school-aged children.