How to get a COVID-19 test

Thinking about getting tested for COVID-19 can be stressful, especially if you aren’t feeling well. Here’s what you need to know about getting tested in Oregon:  Who should get tested?  If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you were a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you should get tested regardless of vaccination status. Close contact means […]

Myocarditis and pericarditis: Weighing the risks of these rare side effects

You may have heard about the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis after some COVID-19 vaccines. Understanding that the risk is extremely small and knowing what to watch out for after vaccination may help you decide what’s the best choice for you or your child. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. Pericarditis is an […]

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.  […]

Summer travel plans? Consider the risk

As we move firmly into summer, many people in Oregon are planning to travel. After such a long time without feeling safe about taking a vacation or visiting loved ones that live far, it’s exciting to imagine returning to our usual summer activities. It’s also important to consider safe choices for travel this summer. Here […]

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 […]