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, […]

Your vaccine questions answered during OHA’s Facebook Live event

OHA experts answered your vaccination questions in a Facebook Live event on April 15. You can view the video in Spanish or English. Below are time stamps for the questions:  13:23 – My son turns 16 in May. Can he get vaccinated before his exact birthday?  14:03 – Will it be easier to find and book an appointment after […]

Good news on vaccine allocation and COVID-19 trends, plus an update on new mutations

OHA responds to President Biden’s vaccine eligibility announcement At a news conference on March 12, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director Patrick Allen addressed President Biden’s March 11 exciting announcement directing states to open vaccine eligibility to all adults by May 1. “We appreciate the administration’s commitment to delivering enough vaccine to meet the President’s goal,” […]

From the archive: Frontline health care workers receive first COVID-19 vaccinations in Oregon

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 […]

From the archive: First doses are delivered in Oregon, with more to come (Dec. 14, 2020)

Legacy Health is the first registered COVID-19 vaccine provider in the state to receive the vaccine, made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. The health system’s Holladay Park site in Portland and Meridian Park site in Tualatin each received one package of 975 doses today at around 7 a.m on Dec. 14. Additional doses are […]