Governor Brown, ODE and OHA leadership urge health and safety precautions this school year

Today, Governor Kate Brown, Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) leadership urged Oregon families to take five important steps to make the 2021-2022 school year a safe one. Make a plan to vaccinate all eligible household members. Wear a face covering in public and in […]

Make a plan to vaccinate your student in time for school

If you are preparing to send your child back to the classroom this fall, you may have questions about vaccinating them against COVID-19. It’s OK to have questions. Reliable sources of information include the CDC, the FDA and OHA’s website. For personal questions, your health care provider is your best source for you and your family. They have firsthand knowledge of the vaccine, how it works and what […]

La salud reproductiva y la vacuna contra covid

¿Cómo sabemos si las vacunas contra el COVID-19 son seguras para personas embarazadas o que quieren tener hijos? En este Facebook Live en Español Leda Garside, enfermera registrada y Gerente del Programa ¡Salud! Y Enlace Cultural de OHSU contesta a estas y otras preguntas sobre la salud reproductiva y las vacunas contra el COVID-19. También […]

Accessibility Kits help make vaccination a ‘possible and positive’ experience for all

Oregon Health Authority wants to make vaccination events accessible for everyone. To that end, OHA has developed a set of tools that community partners can use to support communication and access to information for people with disabilities, those who primarily use a language other than English and anyone who could benefit from accommodations at vaccination […]

Oregon reopens

Note: On July 27, 2021, in response to a large jump in cases and hospitalizations and new national guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the Oregon Health Authority recommended universal mask use in public indoor settings throughout the state to protect Oregonians from COVID-19. You can […]

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 […]

All4Oregon mass vaccination site administers it’s 500,000th shot today

The All4Oregon mass vaccination site at the Oregon Convention Center, which is jointly operated by Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Providence Health & Services and Legacy Health gave it’s 500,000th vaccine on May 19. Governor Kate Brown toured the vaccination site and talked with dozens of site workers, volunteers, and health system representatives.   “Today we are celebrating this impressive collective effort, […]

Will vaccines protect from the variants? The answer is “yes”

The good news keeps coming on the authorized COVID-19 vaccines. The current data suggests the authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. offer protection against severe illness and death caused by all variants of COVID-19. On Wednesday, May 12, OHA Senior Health Advisor Melissa Sutton and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) assistant professor of medicine (infectious disease) […]

Portland metro clinics offer walk-in and drive-up COVID-19 vaccines this weekend

All4Oregon at the Oregon Convention Center All4Oregon is a COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Oregon Convention Center, created with the collaboration and leadership of Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, OHSU, and Providence. The clinic provides vaccines to all eligible people, 16 and older, in the greater Portland metro area.  Walk-ins are now welcome to the All4Oregon clinic or you can schedule your appointment […]

Some folks can go to work, get vaccinated

Now that everyone 16 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, some employers are rolling up their sleeves and offering vaccinations at work. In Hood River, One Community Health is participating in a pilot program with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to vaccinate communities that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting. The need to reach folks who work in agriculture, […]