Oregon prepares for possible federal decisions to authorize COVID-19 booster shots for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Oregon will be ready to make booster shots available to eligible persons who had previously received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, should the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amend its Emergency Use Authorizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommend their use.

Meeting people where they are at with resources and vaccination in Benton County

With school back in session and school staff vaccination requirements, Benton County Health Services wanted to make sure they made COVID-19 vaccination convenient for students, families and people who work in schools. They reached out to Katrina Doughty, Regional Field Operations Coordinator for OHA’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit (CRRU), who supports vaccination efforts in their region and asked if they could collaborate on a mini tour of schools in the county.

New data provide further evidence of vaccine effectiveness

Today, OHA’s Medical Director of Respiratory Viral Pathogens Dr. Melissa Sutton spoke with medical officials from across the state to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in Oregon. Here’s what you need to know. New CDC data displays further proof of vaccine effectiveness Dr. Sutton highlighted information from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Los nuevos datos nos proporcionan más pruebas sobre la eficacia de las vacunas contra el COVID-19

Hoy, la directora médica de patógenos virales respiratorios del OHA, la Dra. Melissa Sutton, habló con oficiales médicos de todo el estado para brindar una actualización sobre la situación del COVID-19 en Oregon. Esto es lo que necesita saber. El nuevo reporte de los CDC nos proporciona una prueba más de la eficacia de la […]

Conversaciones de la vacuna: El Dr. Emilio DeBess contesta preguntas sobre la variante Delta

Seguimos viendo preguntas que surgen en línea sobre la variante Delta (B.1.617.2) y su efecto en la propagación del COVID-19 en Oregon. Para obtener algunas respuestas a esas preguntas, nos sentamos con el Dr. Emilio DeBess, Asesor de Salud Principal del OHA, para profundizar un poco más sobre este tema.   A continuación, puede encontrar una grabación completa de la entrevista, así como una lista de cada […]

Hay un pequeño riesgo de desarrollar el síndrome de Guillain-Barré (GBS) asociado con la vacuna de la compañía Johnson & Johnson

El día de hoy, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) informaron que los datos del Sistema de Notificación de Eventos Adversos de Vacunas (VAERS) de EE. UU. muestran un pequeño riesgo de desarrollar el síndrome de Guillain-Barré (GBS) después de recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19 de la compañía Johnson […]

Small risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) associated with Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that reports to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) indicate a small risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) following receipt of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. About 100 preliminary reports of GBS have been filed with VAERS after the administration of 12.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine. The cases were largely […]

Wondering where COVID-19 cases are coming from? Experts answer

We’ve heard several questions lately about where COVID-19 cases are coming from, and if they’re a result of breakthrough cases. On Wednesday, June 23, State Epidemiologist and Health Officer Dr. Dean Sidelinger and Sky Lakes Medical Center Chief of Medical Staff Dr. Robert Jackman provided answers.   Here are the timestamps for each question:  7:19 – Are you tracking which vaccine the breakthrough […]

“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 […]