Oregon pediatrician shares her story about deciding to vaccinate her son

Check out a new video featuring mother and pediatrician Dr. Julia Paz, where she shares her journey about choosing to get her son vaccinated. Dr. Paz also reinforces the importance of talking to your health care provider or other trusted sources to get your questions answered. This article first appeared in the Aug. 25, 2021 issue of […]

New data provide further evidence of vaccine effectiveness

Today, OHA’s Medical Director of Respiratory Viral Pathogens Dr. Melissa Sutton spoke with medical officials from across the state to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in Oregon. Here’s what you need to know. New CDC data displays further proof of vaccine effectiveness Dr. Sutton highlighted information from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Scholarship winner Josh: ‘It was just the right thing to do’

Take Your Shot, Oregon incentive winner Josh got vaccinated because he wanted to see his friends.  “Also, my mom, she really wanted me to get vaccinated so it was just the right thing to do,” said Josh. Josh also said winning the $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarship will change his life. Watch Josh’s story below.  This article first appeared in the Aug. 2, 2021 […]

Newest COVID-19 modeling report shows sharply higher increases in daily cases and hospitalizations

On July 30, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast, which projected sharply higher COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and daily cases through Aug. 17.   According to the model, the effective reproduction rate, meaning the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates, was estimated at 1.58 through July 14, which is more than double the 0.74 reported through mid-June.   If transmission remains […]

Actualizaciones sobre la variante Delta

Hemos escuchado en las noticias y en medios sociales sobre la variante del COVID-19 llamada B.1.617.2 o Delta. Muchos se preguntan, qué es, dónde se ha propagado y si deberíamos preocuparnos. Esto es lo que necesita saber. Definiendo a la variante Delta La variante Delta está clasificada por los Centros para el Control y la […]

What does reopening mean for Oregon? Find out in an OHA Q&A session

Following nearly a year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon reopened for business on June 30. Many of you are asking how COVID-19 health and safety restrictions have changed and what you can expect going forward. Join OHA for a Facebook Live at noon on Wednesday, July 14 to have your reopening questions answered by Michael Woods, Oregon OSHA Administrator, and Dr. Dean Sidelinger, State […]

COVID-19 vaccine toolkit now available for people with disabilities

A COVID-19 vaccine toolkit for people with disabilities is now available on the OHA Community Resources web page.   The toolkit includes new Frequently Asked Questions with information specific to people with disabilities. Common questions include medication interaction, what to do about accessibility issues at clinics, immunocompromising health conditions and much more.  Also included are two social stories, which are visual versions of important information, ASL videos, […]

Wondering where COVID-19 cases are coming from? Experts answer

We’ve heard several questions lately about where COVID-19 cases are coming from, and if they’re a result of breakthrough cases. On Wednesday, June 23, State Epidemiologist and Health Officer Dr. Dean Sidelinger and Sky Lakes Medical Center Chief of Medical Staff Dr. Robert Jackman provided answers.   Here are the timestamps for each question:  7:19 – Are you tracking which vaccine the breakthrough […]

Aclarando Dudas: La pandemia y la vacuna contra el COVID-19

El 27 de mayo OHA en Español tuvo su Facebook Live mensual sobre el COVID-19 y la pandemia. Nuestros panelistas y expertos en salud, Dra. Eva Gálvez de Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Carolina Mona Keene de La Clínica Health Centers y Juan Ramírez de Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic contestaron a las preguntas más […]