Many workers have been on the frontline providing food, gas, medicine and important services throughout the pandemic. Frontline workers are eligible for vaccine now. If you’re wondering whether you are considered a frontline worker, here’s a video that may help you decide. This article first appeared in the April 14, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.
On April 8, OHA announced that it had identified 168 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon through April 2, including three deaths. Vaccine breakthrough cases are defined as instances in which an individual received a positive COVID-19 test result at least 14 days after the final dose of their respective COVID-19 vaccine. OHA public health […]
Governor Kate Brown was joined by OHA Director Patrick Allen and Public Health Director Rachael 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 […]
At today’s news conference Governor Brown shared a video of former state Sen. Margaret Carter receiving her vaccine earlier this morning. Before taking the vaccine, Sen. Carter said, “One of the reasons I’m so ready is I want our community to know I am taking this shot and it’s safe and even though we have […]
As of yesterday, it’s been one year since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Oregon. Twelve grim months later, nothing is the same. The pandemic has claimed more than half a million lives in the United States. More than 2,200 Oregonians have died with the coronavirus. All of us have felt their loss. All […]
On Dec. 16, 2020 there was a glimmer of light for people in Oregon – the first COVID-19 vaccinations were given to frontline health care workers. Governor Brown was joined by Patrick Allen, Director of Oregon Health Authority (OHA), frontline health care workers and representatives from Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University in […]
Governor Kate Brown was joined by Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen, State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger and other partners on Feb. 19 to give an update on Oregon’s vaccination rollout. “Oregonians continue to make smart choices, and the numbers speak for themselves,” said Governor Brown. “As of yesterday, Oregon had the third lowest infection […]
OHA held a Facebook Live Q and A on COVID-19 vaccines on Feb. 18. You can watch the video here. Time stamps for the video are available below: 10:23: When will people with compromised immune systems be able to get the COVID vaccine? 12:04: Was the vaccine tested on disabled people in the trials? 11:49: […]