Sixteen-year-old is 1,000th vaccine recipient at Wasco site

It was all smiles for 16-year-old Isaias Moran as he became the 1,000th person vaccinated at the St. Mary’s Academy mobile vaccine unit in The Dalles on Friday. The mobile vaccine unit is located at the St. Mary’s Academy parking lot on the corner of 10th and Cherry Heights in The Dalles and offers Pfizer […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘Everybody needs to get on board and get a vaccine’

OHA staff were in The Dalles recently and they had a chance to talk to some of the folks getting vaccinated. Check out this video of Dawna talking about getting the COVID-19 vaccine below. This article first appeared in the June 30, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.

Doing it together: longtime history of community partnerships in the gorge

Right along one of the main streets into town and up to the orchards in The Dalles is St. Mary’s Academy. If you’ve lived in Wasco County for any amount of time, you know the location. The school has been a fixture in the community for more than a century, but now the school’s parking […]

One Community Health: Un Testimonio de Colaboración

Este viernes 11 de junio, One Community Health administrará vacunas Pfizer con estilo, ofreciendo comida y música en vivo a todos los que asistan a su evento en Dalles. La gerente de Salud Preventiva, Gladys Rivera, admite que el evento es más una celebración que una clínica formal. Después de todo, el condado de Wasco […]

One Community Health: A testament to collaboration

This Friday, June 11, One Community Health will be administering Pfizer vaccines in style, offering food and live music to all who attend their event in the Dalles. Preventative Health Manager Gladys Rivera readily admits that the event is more of a celebration than a formal clinic. After all, Wasco County has almost reached 65%. […]

“Take a Bite out of Covid” mobile vaccine event in downtown The Dalles

Take a Bite out of Covid will be held on Friday, May 7, a mobile vaccine clinic will visit several local restaurant/pubs and offer the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and all participants will receive $10 in tokens for food.  The North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) has made use of a van provided by Wasco County […]

Reaching people where they are 

Some of our neighbors may find it challenging to get to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Folks who live in remote areas. People who can’t get time off work. Individuals who are houseless. To reach people where they are, local public health workers are getting creative.   Neva Anderson is an emergency manager and recently led an effort to get […]

#MiVozMiVacuna: Miguel Zamora

“¡Me vacuné para ayudar a protegerme a mí mismo ya los demás!”Esa es la #MiVozMiVacuna del estudiante Miguel Zamora. Miguel fue uno de los 240 estudiantes que junto con sus familiares, recibió su primera dosis de la vacuna Pfizer-BioNTech contra el COVID-19 en el exitoso evento “Friday Night Lights” en el Wahtonka Field en The Dalles. El […]

Friday Night Lights in The Dalles means music, pizza, raffle prizes and vaccines

Some 240 students and their family members got their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the successful “Friday Night Lights” event at Wahtonka Field in The Dalles on Friday, April 23. The event, put on by North Central Public Health District (NCPHD), was aimed at 16- and 17-year-olds, who became eligible for the […]

From the archive: Oregon Veterans’ Homes residents and staff receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) announced on Dec. 28, 2020 that residents and staff at its Oregon Veterans’ Homes in Lebanon and The Dalles received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Consonus Healthcare over the weekend. Vaccinations were made available to all staff and residents. The vaccine has been proclaimed […]