New data provide further evidence of vaccine effectiveness

Today, OHA’s Medical Director of Respiratory Viral Pathogens Dr. Melissa Sutton spoke with medical officials from across the state to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in Oregon. Here’s what you need to know. New CDC data displays further proof of vaccine effectiveness Dr. Sutton highlighted information from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Ask a Black Doctor on The Numberz

One of OHA’s senior health advisors hosts a podcast called Ask A Black Doctor on the Numberz. Every Friday at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Dr. Bhukosi Dube discusses issues surrounding the current pandemic, vaccines and distribution, provides facts and addresses concerns.   Podcast titles include Let’s Talk about the Kids, Staying Safe in the Summer and Black Men and COVID-19 Vaccines.  The podcast also provides updates about COVID-19 vaccines and discusses how to build a better culture […]

Vaccine Conversations: Dr. Shimi Sharief talks natural vs. vaccine-induced immunity

We continue to hear questions online about what the key differences between natural and vaccine-induced immunity are. To get some answers to those questions, we sat down with OHA Senior Health Advisor Dr. Shimi Sharief, who shared some insights on the topic. You can find a recording of the full interview, as well as a list of timestamped questions below.  […]

Will vaccines protect from the variants? The answer is “yes”

The good news keeps coming on the authorized COVID-19 vaccines. The current data suggests the authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. offer protection against severe illness and death caused by all variants of COVID-19. On Wednesday, May 12, OHA Senior Health Advisor Melissa Sutton and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) assistant professor of medicine (infectious disease) […]

OHA video answers questions about vaccination for 16 and 17-year-old people

Now that 16 and 17-year-olds are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, you may have questions about how this age group can get the vaccine. OHA Senior Health Advisor Dr. Emilio DeBess discusses vaccination for this group in a short video. You can watch the video below. For more information on vaccination for 16 and 17-year-old people, see […]