Dedication to community: a Tribe responds to COVID-19

In December 2020, Rose Lane was about to become the first member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians to get the COVID-19 vaccination. And Lane was scared. The vaccine was new, and Lane was well aware of medical mistreatment of Native Americans in the past. This included British colonists distributing smallpox-infected blankets (aka ‚Äúpock […]

Oregon hits milestone: 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered

On March 3, OHA recorded more than 1 million vaccines administered to Oregonians. There were 22,346 doses recorded on March 2, bringing the total number of doses administered in the state to 1,019,767. The first dose was administered on Dec. 14, 2020, less than three months ago. By March 3, approximately one in five Oregonians […]