Safety for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is nearly here and many of us will take some time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. That might include visiting a memorial garden or cemetery during the three-day break. With questions continuing to surface about County Risk Levels and how guidance varies for fully vaccinated individuals, […]

“Take a Bite out of Covid” mobile vaccine event in downtown The Dalles

Take a Bite out of Covid will be held on Friday, May 7, a mobile vaccine clinic will visit several local restaurant/pubs and offer the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and all participants will receive $10 in tokens for food.  The North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) has made use of a van provided by Wasco County […]

Reaching people where they are 

Some of our neighbors may find it challenging to get to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Folks who live in remote areas. People who can’t get time off work. Individuals who are houseless. To reach people where they are, local public health workers are getting creative.   Neva Anderson is an emergency manager and recently led an effort to get […]

Approval versus Emergency Use Authorization (EUA): What’s the difference?

This article is an extended version of a story that originally aired in the May 3, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update. We’ve noticed that there’s been some confusion online about whether an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is the same as approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Let’s get into it and start […]

Información sobre la pausa en la vacuna de la compañía Johnson & Johnson.

Nuestra prioridad es proporcionar información y recursos de salud relevantes sobre el COVID-19 y las vacunas para los habitantes de Oregon. En colaboración con Mano a Mano, cada semana hacemos una grabación con la participación de nuestros Asesores de Salud y Coordinadores de Alcance Regional del Programa de Alcance para Socios Comunitarios en el que abordamos preguntas y respuestas frecuentes de la comunidad sobre el COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon

We’ve seen some talk online about COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases. While these cases are rare, we’ll use this blog post to break down what a breakthrough case is, why they occur and how state and nationwide health authorities are responding. COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases are defined as instances in which an […]

Oregon to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

On April 24, the Oregon Health Authority announced that Oregon health care providers and pharmacies could resume administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine throughout Oregon.   This announcement came a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the pause that had been placed on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine since April 13. The FDA and the Centers […]

Oregon reanudará el uso de las vacunas Johnson & Johnson

El 24 de abril, el Oregon Health Authority anunció que los proveedores de atención médica y las farmacias de Oregon podrían comenzar a administrar la vacuna contra el COVID-19 de la compañía Johnson & Johnson en todo el estado. Este anuncio se salió un día después de que la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos de […]

FDA lifts pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine; Oregon use pending Western States’ review

Today, a federal vaccine safety review panel recommended lifting the pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and older. Based on the panel’s recommendation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the pause and added a warning about the rare side effects of blood clots in women under the age […]

La FDA levanta la pausa de la vacuna Johnson & Johnson; Su uso en Oregon esta pendiente dependiendo de la revisión que harán los Estados Occidentales

Hoy, un panel federal de revisión de la seguridad de las vacunas recomendó levantar la pausa de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 de la compañía Johnson & Johnson. Debido a la recomendación del panel, la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos de los EE. UU. (FDA) levantó la pausa pero agregó una advertencia sobre los efectos secundarios poco frecuentes que han ocurrido en forma de coágulos de sangre en mujeres […]