Trust and accessibility make an impact at vaccine clinic in a Gresham flea market

Manuel Bejarano cares deeply about getting people in his community vaccinated, and not long ago he had an idea about how he could help make that easier for them. Manuel is the Business Manager at Paisanos Plaza, a flea market in East Multnomah County where the vendors and most of the customers belong to the Latino/Latina/Latinx community.   Manuel has wanted to bring free dental and medical services to Paisanos for a […]

It’s game time, Oregon!

Two million Oregonians, including your Trail Blazers, have gotten a safe and free COVID-19 vaccine. The Portland Trail Blazers encourage everyone in Oregon to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  Lucky fans who attend one of the vaccination clinics hosted by Multnomah County’s REACH program and OHSU — and get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — will have the opportunity to receive some Trail Blazers swag, such as T-shirts, posters and […]

Manteniéndonos Seguros en este fin de semana de Memorial Day

El fin de semana del Memorial Day ya esta aquí y muchos de nosotros nos tomaremos un tiempo para honrar a aquellos que hicieron el mayor sacrificio por nuestro país. Eso podría incluir visitar un jardín conmemorativo o un cementerio durante el receso de tres días. Dado que siguen surgiendo preguntas sobre los niveles de […]

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, […]

Multnomah County moving to Lower Risk May 27

Governor Kate Brown announced that Multnomah County would be moving to Lower Risk on Thursday, May 27. The announcement comes in light of Multnomah vaccinating 65% of its residents ages 16 and older and submitting a comprehensive vaccination plan that addresses equity gaps. Multnomah’s vaccination progress can be viewed here and a copy of its […]

Vaccine Voices: Oregon House Rep. Ricki Ruiz gets his jab so he can visit his family

Representative Ricki Ruiz, 26, is one of Oregon’s youngest legislators. Since 2020, he has represented Oregon House District 50 which covers the indigenous lands of Chinook and Cowlitz that make up Gresham and East Portland.  He received his second shot of Pfizer vaccine at Holy Redeemer School in North Portland, recently, at a clinic run by Multnomah County Public Health with community partners.    “I’m very impressed with this operation,” he […]

1 million Oregonians vaccinated so far

Good news: More than 1 million Oregonians have now gotten at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the Oregon Health Authority announced on March 24. Eligible residents in every county have been vaccinated, as Oregon continues to make steady progress in ensuring all Oregonians who wish to be vaccinated have that opportunity. Here are some […]

Scheduling process for 65 and older updated in Portland metro area

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and All4Oregon have created a new process for scheduling a first COVID-19 appointment at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC).  Here’s how it works: Eligible older adults who live in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah or Washington counties who registered for a vaccine through the Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool will receive an advance email from OHA […]

Vaccine Voices: Community health nurse shares her why

“To protect my family, patients, and people around me” was why Joanna De Matias got her vaccine at her clinic along with her coworkers. The only side effect she felt was a sore arm an hour after getting the shot. She said, “I feel great otherwise!” Ms. De Matias shared: “I’m a community health nurse […]