All Oregonians age 16 and older eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19

On April 6, it was announced that all Oregonians 16 and older would become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19. Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement to accompany the announcement: “We are locked in a race between vaccine distribution and the rapid spread of COVID-19 variants. Today, Oregon will pass the threshold […]

Good news on vaccine allocation and COVID-19 trends, plus an update on new mutations

OHA responds to President Biden’s vaccine eligibility announcement At a news conference on March 12, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director Patrick Allen addressed President Biden’s March 11 exciting announcement directing states to open vaccine eligibility to all adults by May 1. “We appreciate the administration’s commitment to delivering enough vaccine to meet the President’s goal,” […]

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 […]

State leaders provide update on vaccination progress

Governor Kate Brown was joined by Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen, State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger and other partners on Feb. 19 to give an update on Oregon’s vaccination rollout. “Oregonians continue to make smart choices, and the numbers speak for themselves,” said Governor Brown. “As of yesterday, Oregon had the third lowest infection […]