Nueva guía recomienda las vacunas ARNm de Pfizer o Moderna sobre la vacuna Johnson & Johnson

El Grupo de Trabajo de Revisión Científica de Seguridad de los estados del oeste confirmó su apoyo a la recomendación de que las personas mayores de 18 años reciban una vacuna de ARNm (Pfizer o Moderna) contra el COVID-19 en lugar de la vacuna de Johnson & Johnson, debido a la mayor efectividad y al perfil de seguridad más sólido de las vacunas de ARNm.

Vaccine Voices: ‘Opportunity to share happiness during these stressful times’

Oregon communities continue to impress, coming together in thoughtful, creative and giving ways to stay connected and healthy. On Dec. 10, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and the Latino Community Association (LCA) hosted a fun and successful vaccination event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Nearly 250 adults and children received free COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and/or […]

La FDA, los CDC y Los estados del oeste autorizan dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna Pfizer contra COVID-19 para jóvenes de 16 y 17 años

La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA en inglés), los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC en inglés) y el Comité de Revisión de Seguridad Científica de los Estados del oeste autorizaron hoy para el uso de emergencia la vacuna Pfizer-BioNTech contra COVID-19 para jóvenes de 16 y 17 años, al menos seis meses después de recibir su segunda inyección de esta vacuna.

FDA, CDC, Western States authorize booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 16- and 17-year-olds

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Committee today authorized for emergency use the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 16- and 17-year-olds, at least six months after they received their second shot of that vaccine.

What you need to know about myocarditis and pericarditis

As a parent, guardian or caregiver, worrying about the health and safety of our children seems to be ever-present since the first day they come into our lives. For families deciding whether or not to vaccinate their children against COVID-19, understanding more about myocarditis and pericarditis might be helpful when deciding what is best for your child.

Looking for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster?

You can protect yourself against all COVID-19 variants by getting vaccinated and getting a booster if you are eligible. Sites around the state are accommodating large numbers of people seeking vaccinations. These “high-volume” sites offer all three COVID-19 vaccines and are open to everyone eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination or booster. There is no cost and you do not need to register.

Keeping schools safe during COVID-19: Improving airflow and circulation with outside air

Every layer matters. By improving airflow and circulation with outside air, schools can make sure that COVID-19 virus droplets are dispersed and diluted by fresh air. Also, filtration of indoor air helps remove airborne particles than can contain the COVID-19 virus.

How school COVID-19 testing supports in-person learning this school year

Every layer matters. Regular COVID-19 testing will help Oregon schools identify cases of COVID-19 infection early. Combined with cohorting, this will also help schools determine which students or staff need to isolate or quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. 

Vaccine Voices: ‘I have complete faith in my doctors.’

When word came last week that the Pfizer pediatric vaccine had been approved for children ages 5 through 11, Lori Robinson had two questions: when and where? She added her sons Rowdy, 8, and Stetson, 5, to their family doctor’s wait list, but days later when she learned the vaccine was available at the local hospital, she was on her way.