La FDA, los CDC y los estados occidentales recomiendan una dosis adicional de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 para las personas inmunodeprimidas

La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA), los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y el Grupo de Trabajo de Revisión de Seguridad Científica de los Estados del Oeste han recomendado que se administre una dosis adicional de la vacuna de ARNm contra el COVID-19 a personas que […]

FDA, CDC and Western States recommend additional vaccine dose for immunocompromised individuals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup have all recommended an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine be administered to people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems. On Aug. 12, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adjusted the existing […]

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 […]

Vaccine Voices: Union man honors oldest friend who died of COVID-19

“If you meet folks that ask, ‘Well, do you know anyone who’s actually died from this made up government hoax?’ Just send them my way so I can tell them about my friend KP.” 70-year-old Jim Arnott has lost three friends to COVID-19. “John and Maz were touchstones of my history, but KP was my oldest friend.” […]

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 […]

Myocarditis and pericarditis: Weighing the risks of these rare side effects

You may have heard about the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis after some COVID-19 vaccines. Understanding that the risk is extremely small and knowing what to watch out for after vaccination may help you decide what’s the best choice for you or your child. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. Pericarditis is an […]

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 […]

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, […]

TriMet gets on board for staff vaccinations

Bus drivers, light rail operators and transit maintenance employees all work shifts that can make it hard to get to vaccine appointments. So TriMet, which provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland Metro area, is bringing vaccinations to them. Recently, the transit agency held a series of vaccination clinics at its operating facilities, photo of clinic at left. Employees, qualified family members and contract workers rolled up their […]