One Community Health: Un Testimonio de Colaboración

Este viernes 11 de junio, One Community Health administrará vacunas Pfizer con estilo, ofreciendo comida y música en vivo a todos los que asistan a su evento en Dalles. La gerente de Salud Preventiva, Gladys Rivera, admite que el evento es más una celebración que una clínica formal. Después de todo, el condado de Wasco […]

One Community Health: A testament to collaboration

This Friday, June 11, One Community Health will be administering Pfizer vaccines in style, offering food and live music to all who attend their event in the Dalles. Preventative Health Manager Gladys Rivera readily admits that the event is more of a celebration than a formal clinic. After all, Wasco County has almost reached 65%. […]

With vaccination, people 12 and older can safely return to more summer activities

Last summer was difficult for most of us, but COVID-19 uniquely impacted younger people. At an age where kids often explore independence and build new relationships, last year they were asked to stay home, stay physically distant, meet up over screens and wear face coverings. While these things were necessary to reduce the spread of […]

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, […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘Looking forward to taking a graduation road trip’

Sophie is 18 and about to graduate high school. She got her first shot of Pfizer at Portland International Airport (PDX). She will be fully vaccinated long before she heads for college to study film and cinema.  Sophia’s senior picture is at right. What are your vaccine reasons?    Vaccines are the best way to prepare your body to combat the virus […]

COVID-19 vaccine a game changer for youth

When Paul Carson learned that people 12 and older can receive Pfizer’s authorized COVID-19 vaccine, he couldn’t wait to make an appointment for his son Anthony, pictured at left. Anthony, who is 12 years old, has Down syndrome, which puts him at much higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Paul was able to schedule […]

Western states workgroup approves vaccinations for individuals 12 and older

On May 12, The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup convened to review the federal government’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) that extended COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to individuals ages 12 and older. In their official statement, the workgroup concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is “safe and effective in this age group and supports its use.” […]

El grupo de trabajo de los estados occidentales aprueba las vacunas para personas de 12 años en adelante

El 12 de mayo, el Grupo de Trabajo de Revisión de Seguridad Científica de los Estados Occidentales se reunió para revisar la Autorización de Uso de Emergencia (EUA) del gobierno federal que extendió la elegibilidad para la vacuna contra el COVID-19 a personas de 12 años en adelante. En su declaración oficial, el grupo de […]

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 […]

#MiVozMiVacuna: Miguel Zamora

“¡Me vacuné para ayudar a protegerme a mí mismo ya los demás!”Esa es la #MiVozMiVacuna del estudiante Miguel Zamora. Miguel fue uno de los 240 estudiantes que junto con sus familiares, recibió su primera dosis de la vacuna Pfizer-BioNTech contra el COVID-19 en el exitoso evento “Friday Night Lights” en el Wahtonka Field en The Dalles. El […]