El OHA publica una declaración sobre la recomendación de dosis de refuerzo

Hoy, los funcionarios de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) se reunieron con expertos médicos para discutir si recomendar que las personas que previamente han sido vacunadas por completo con la vacuna contra el COVID-19 de Pfizer, reciban una inyección de refuerzo para ayudar a mantener la efectividad de sus vacunas durante tiempo. En […]

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine changed its name to Comirnaty, but it’s the exact same vaccine

There is some confusion about the new name for the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech. Here’s what the Pfizer-BioNTech company website says about the name: “Comirnaty is the new name for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Once a drug or other intervention receives FDA approval the manufacturer typically gives it a brand name, and Comirnaty is […]

La FDA aprueba la vacuna Pfizer contra el COVID-19

Hoy, la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos de los Estados Unidos (FDA) otorgó la aprobación total a la vacuna Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA contra el COVID-19, que se comercializará bajo el nombre de “Comirnaty”. Bajo la aprobación de la FDA, Comirnaty estará disponible para todas las personas mayores de 16 años para prevenir la enfermedad por el […]

FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine, which will be marketed as “Comirnaty.” Under the newly granted FDA approval, Comirnaty will be available to all people ages 16 and older to prevent COVID-19 disease. Under Emergency Use Authorization, the vaccine will continue to be available […]

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 […]

Roseburg woman rolls up sleeve after loss of two friends

“I was terrified of the vaccine,” said Tammy Castleman, 57, of Roseburg. “In all fairness, I’ve always been terrified of any vaccine, and have received them (some) reluctantly at best. I’ve never even had a flu vaccine. I don’t fear needles, but what’s in them; whether that’s entirely rational or not.” Castleman is a medical […]

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 […]