Vaccine Voices: Home health aide chooses vaccination to protect herself and her clients

Joanna Ball, a home health aide (included in Phase 1A) in Beaverton, shared her vaccine experience:   For me it was important to get vaccinated because I am a two-time stroke survivor that used to be a paraplegic but made a full recovery. I got vaccinated because of my work with seniors and people with disabilities, […]

Vaccine Voices: Looking forward to a return to walking club

Avamere at Bethany, an independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Portland, held its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Jan. 11, 2021. They shared the vaccine story of David Rohrback, a senior resident, on their blog.   Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, our “shot” out of it brings hope to many […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘I decided to kick my fear aside’

Robin de La Mora is the owner of Collaborative Employment Innovations (CEI) in Corvallis, Oregon. CEI provides employment services such as job coaching, placement and supports to adults with disabilities. Her work providing direct service to people with disabilities qualified her for Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.    Robin is a mother and a grandmother. She is also a caregiver to […]

Need help getting to a vaccine clinic?

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities may be wondering how to get to a vaccine clinic. Here are some options for you: If you are enrolled in Oregon Health Plan (OHP), you can use Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT) to get to a clinic and get back home. Here is a map of NEMT brokerages. Generally, […]