“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, […]

Getting closer to equity, access and inclusion 

“This is a lot of firsts,” said Senior Pastor Wendell Robinson of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church before sitting down to get his vaccination in the church’s Family Life Center.    It was the first day of the first vaccination clinic at Portland’s first African American Baptist Church. The clinics, a partnership between Providence, Medical Teams International  and Mt. Olivet will be repeated every two weeks as long as there are people needing to be vaccinated.  “We are a perpetual […]

Volunteers help to make vaccination clinics run smoothly

National Volunteer Week is April 18-24 this year and what better way to celebrate than to highlight the incredible work volunteers are doing to vaccinate folks against COVID-19 right here in Oregon.  At vaccination sites of all sizes, volunteers are showing their dedication to their communities.   Sue Moerer enjoyed a career as a registered nurse and felt it […]