Updates to Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool improve accessibility

Early on in Oregon’s vaccine distribution efforts, the Oregon Health Authority launched the Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool to help older adults throughout the state get linked to vaccine information. Since then, the tool has become available in 12 different languages, and acts as a resource for all people in Oregon ages 16 and older […]

Oregon to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the federal government, making it the third COVID-19 vaccine available for use in the United States.  The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the first single-dose vaccine against COVID-19. It can be stored in a refrigerator for months, making it easier to distribute […]

New eligibility groups and FEMA support for vaccination announced

Governor Kate Brown was joined by OHA Director Patrick Allen and Public Health Director Rachel Banks in a Feb. 26 press conference on COVID-19 vaccination. The Governor announced plans to vaccinate new eligibility groups including frontline workers and people with underlying health conditions, in the coming weeks. “By summer, provided supplies from the federal government […]

Open Letter to Oregon: OHA Director Patrick Allen thanks Oregonians

As of yesterday, it’s been one year since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Oregon. Twelve grim months later, nothing is the same. The pandemic has claimed more than half a million lives in the United States. More than 2,200 Oregonians have died with the coronavirus. All of us have felt their loss. All […]