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%. […]

Peer support helps people experiencing homelessness overcome vaccine hesitancy

By: Julie Showers During Blanchet House of Hospitality’s lunch and dinner hours, you will find Jennifer Coon on the sidewalk talking with guests in line for food. A petite woman in a yellow safety vest, Coon offers assistance to people struggling to survive in downtown Portland. And she is busy. Within one hour, she brought […]

With vaccination, people 12 and older can safely return to more summer activities

Last summer was difficult for most of us, but COVID-19 uniquely impacted younger people. At an age where kids often explore independence and build new relationships, last year they were asked to stay home, stay physically distant, meet up over screens and wear face coverings. While these things were necessary to reduce the spread of […]

Rural Oregon fire department steps up to provide vaccine so no one gets left behind

The Mist-Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District (RFPD) provides fire, emergency, home health and ambulance services to 1,388 people who live in 165 square miles of Columbia and Clatsop counties. For the last few months, they have also been bringing COVID-19 vaccines to people in this rural area, many of whom do not have access to […]

Vaccination clinic at Chinook Winds Casino Friday, May 14

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians is having a COVID-19 vaccine event at Chinook Winds Casino on Friday, May 14, from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This drive through event is open to all Oregon residents ages 18 and up. Pre-registration is required. No insurance information needed. Spanish interpreters available on-site.    To register call 541-444-9636 and leave a message. We will call […]

Portland metro clinics offer walk-in and drive-up COVID-19 vaccines this weekend

All4Oregon at the Oregon Convention Center All4Oregon is a COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Oregon Convention Center, created with the collaboration and leadership of Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, OHSU, and Providence. The clinic provides vaccines to all eligible people, 16 and older, in the greater Portland metro area.  Walk-ins are now welcome to the All4Oregon clinic or you can schedule your appointment […]

“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 […]

TriMet gets on board for staff vaccinations

Bus drivers, light rail operators and transit maintenance employees all work shifts that can make it hard to get to vaccine appointments. So TriMet, which provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland Metro area, is bringing vaccinations to them. Recently, the transit agency held a series of vaccination clinics at its operating facilities, photo of clinic at left. Employees, qualified family members and contract workers rolled up their […]

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 […]

Some folks can go to work, get vaccinated

Now that everyone 16 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, some employers are rolling up their sleeves and offering vaccinations at work. In Hood River, One Community Health is participating in a pilot program with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to vaccinate communities that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting. The need to reach folks who work in agriculture, […]