Frequently asked questions about pregnancy, newborns and reproductive health during COVID-19

As if pregnancy is not stressful enough, COVID-19 has added an extra dimension of uncertainty to the process. Dr. Barbra Fisher, MD, PhD, maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Northwest Perinatal Center in Portland, recently helped us understand how getting vaccinated during pregnancy benefits both pregnant patients and newborn children. Here, Dr. Fisher answers some of the […]

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy reduces hospitalizations in infants

Infants are 61% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 during their first six months of life when their mother had been vaccinated with an mRNA primary vaccine series during pregnancy, according to a study conducted in pediatric hospitals across the country.* Scientists had previously suspected that COVID-19 antibodies from mothers vaccinated during pregnancy would […]

CDC urges pregnant people or those considering pregnancy to get the COVID-19 vaccine

If you are pregnant, have recently given birth or might become pregnant in the future, the CDC is urging you to get a COVID-19 vaccination to help prevent serious illness, death and adverse pregnancy outcomes. That was the word today in an urgent health advisory from the CDC. 

Vaccine Voices: Nancy Vera

Nancy is originally from Mexico, but has lived in United States most of her life. After spending about a year in Oregon working as a nurse in a McMinnville assisted living facility, she moved to Illinois with her husband where she continues to help seniors with their daily care. Due to her line of work, […]

CDC strengthens COVID-19 vaccine recommendation for pregnant people

Following the release of new data about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has strengthened its vaccine recommendation for pregnant people. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people ages 12 and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now or […]

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 […]

Are you pregnant and wondering about vaccination?

By March 29 at the latest, pregnant people 16 and older in Oregon will eligible to be vaccinated. This is because, although overall risk is low, pregnant people are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and people who get COVID-19 during pregnancy may be at more risk of preterm birth.    Here’s what you need to know about pregnancy and […]