OHA receives authorization to expand number of COVID-19 vaccinators

The Oregon Health Authority has expanded who can administer COVID-19 vaccines, as permitted under the federal Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act. The federal PREP Act amended declaration, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, increases the pool of vaccinators who may not be currently authorized to vaccinate under state law. […]

From the archive: Long-term care residents and staff receive COVID-19 vaccine

On Dec. 21, 2020, long-term care residents and staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccinations under a statewide rollout plan that prioritizes Oregonians the pandemic disproportionally impacts. Older adults and people with underlying health conditions are more likely to suffer life-threatening health consequences if they contract the virus. Given that the virus is so contagious, the risks […]