Federal Moderna, Johnson & Johnson booster dose recommendations under review

Earlier today, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a panel of medical and public health experts convened by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made recommendations about Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses.

Pfizer-BioNTech booster for specific groups recommended by Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has recommended the following groups of people who received the Pfizer vaccine should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after their second dose: People 65 and older, People living in a long-term care facility, and People 50-64 with underlying medical conditions. People […]

Recommendation of Pfizer vaccine booster dose for some under review

Oregon is ready to make booster shots available to people who are eligible to receive one, if the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup approves a federal recommendation to make booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine available to seniors and people in high-risk categories.

OHA releases statement on booster dose recommendation

Today, officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened medical experts to discuss whether to recommend that people who’ve previously been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster shot to help maintain the effectiveness of their vaccinations over time. At today’s hearing, the committee recommended that people age 65 and […]

Celebrating spring holidays safely

It’s spring, which means the days are getting lighter, flowers are starting to bloom, and people in Oregon are heading outside. This year, also, hope is in the air with more people in Oregon getting vaccinated. This is also a time when many celebrate springtime holidays. If you are fully vaccinated and plan on gathering, remember […]