Governor Brown, ODE and OHA leadership urge health and safety precautions this school year

Today, Governor Kate Brown, Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) leadership urged Oregon families to take five important steps to make the 2021-2022 school year a safe one. Make a plan to vaccinate all eligible household members. Wear a face covering in public and in […]

Estudiante de la Universidad Estatal de Oregon gana el premio de Take Your Shot Oregon de $ 1 millón de dólares

Hoy, en una conferencia de prensa, la gobernadora Kate Brown anunció a la ganadora del premio de incentivo de $ 1 millón de dólares de la campaña Take Your Shot Oregon. A ella se unieron el director de la Lotería de Oregon, Barry Pack, y el director de la Autoridad de Salud de Oregon, Patrick […]

Oregon State University student wins the $1 million Take Your Shot Oregon incentive prize

Today, at a news conference, Governor Kate Brown announced the winner of the Take Your Shot Oregon $1 million incentive prize. She was joined by Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack and Patrick Allen, Director of the Oregon Health Authority. Director Pack said, “At Lottery, we do numbers, and we used our random number generator and […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘Everybody needs to get on board and get a vaccine’

OHA staff were in The Dalles recently and they had a chance to talk to some of the folks getting vaccinated. Check out this video of Dawna talking about getting the COVID-19 vaccine below. This article first appeared in the June 30, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.

Walk-in vaccinations available at many pharmacies

Making an appointment for vaccination is still the best way to limit your time waiting in line, but most pharmacies in Oregon are now offering walk-in vaccinations. If you are due for your second dose and are unable to get it at the site you received your first, you can walk in at most pharmacies […]

Nonprofit delivers badly needed hygiene products with love

LoveOne describes itself as a love-driven nonprofit serving neighbors in Clackamas County. The organization provides laundry services, showers, hygiene items, food and other services to people who need them in Oregon City, Milwaukie, Molalla and soon, Sandy.  They are one of the community-based organizations that Oregon Health Authority partners with to provide COVID-19 education, outreach and wraparound services. The urgent need for access to soap and running water […]

Oregon to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

On April 24, the Oregon Health Authority announced that Oregon health care providers and pharmacies could resume administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine throughout Oregon.   This announcement came a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the pause that had been placed on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine since April 13. The FDA and the Centers […]

Governor Kate Brown announces expanded eligibility

On April 2, Governor Kate Brown announced Oregon was expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include all household family members of frontline workers. She also announced that Oregon was expanding its criteria of underlying health conditions to match the CDC’s extended list. These changes will help reduce the racial and ethnic disparities in vaccination rates. The Governor also asked […]

Q&A: Multigenerational households and vaccination

People living in multigenerational households will be able to get vaccinated starting no later than April 5. Many of you have questions about who exactly qualifies in this category.  What counts as a multigenerational household?   This is a home where people from three or more generations are living. For example, if you are living in a household that […]

Vaccine Voices: Mary Richardson

Mary Richardson, a retiree from Portland, is a cancer survivor who lives in a multigenerational household and recently received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. She shares her vaccination story: I am a four-time cancer survivor. I had surgery in October and started chemotherapy in January. Knowing I am immunocompromised during a pandemic is beyond scary. […]