June 9, 2021
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 70%.
When Rivera heard that Oregon Governor Kate Brown would allow the state to reopen when 70% of all Oregon residents ages 18 and older were vaccinated, she made it a goal for her clinic to do its part in vaccinating the surrounding rural and farm communities of northern Oregon.
One Community Health clinics serve three counties in Oregon, as well as Klickitat County across the river in Washington. Roughly 80% of Klickitat’s residents have been vaccinated. “But we still need to do some work in Wasco County,” explained Rivera, who figures they need about 2,000 more vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold. She hopes they can reach that milestone Friday.
Rivera attributes the clinic’s vaccination success to the organization’s great partnership with Oregon Health Authority (OHA), as well as with other community partners, including growers, employers and local businesses.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has played its part, too. The agency deployed three mobile vaccination units throughout Oregon’s rural communities, which have successfully vaccinated more than 2,500 people across the state.
“Collaboration is really the key to make all of this happen,” emphasized Rivera. “It’s relying on all those partners and really sharing the workload.”
Collaboration between federal, state and local partners has been absolutely critical in the battle against COVID-19. That continued collaboration has allowed 63% of all adult Americans to get vaccinated. And that’s something worth celebrating.
You can read more of this story on OHA’s Oregon Vaccine News blog.
For more information about the June 11 vaccine clinic in The Dalles, contact One Community Health at 541.386.6380. To schedule a vaccine appointment anywhere in Oregon, visit www.getvaccinated.oregon.gov, www.vaccines.gov or call 211.
Lost your vaccination card? You can use your record of vaccination as proof
If you have lost or damaged your vaccination card, you can use your record of vaccination as proof. Here’s how to get your record (replacement CDC cards are not available).
• Check with your health care provider, or their website, for your immunization record.
• Follow the instructions on the OHA Immunization Resources page. It may take 5 days to get your record.
Call 211 for help in languages other than English.
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COVID-19 weekly cases decline
OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows the sixth consecutive week of declining cases and lowest weekly case tally since last September. OHA reported 1,725 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, May 31, through Sunday, June 6. That represents a 26% decline from the previous week. Read the full report on the OHA webpage. You can also read the COVID-19 Outbreak Report here.
New Variant Labels added to OHA Tableau Dashboards
On May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new, “easy-to-pronounce and non-stigmatizing”, labeling convention for Variants of Concern and Variants of Interest using the Greek alphabet.
OHA uses the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines for reporting and there are some differences between how the WHO and CDC groups variants of both classifications.
- The WHO groups the B.1.427 and B.1.429 variants together and has given them a label of “Epsilon”. OHA will continue to follow how the CDC reports these variants separately and they will both have the “Epsilon” label added to each.
- The CDC has also identified some Variants of Interest for the U.S. that the WHO has not. As a result, these will not have a Greek alphabet label assigned to it.
Explanations about these WHO label additions will be included in the notes at the bottom of each of the dashboards. Additional information about Variants of Concern and Variants of Interest can be found here.
Oregon reports 269 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths
There are 16 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,716 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Oregon Health Authority reported 269 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 203,933.
OHA refreshes vaccine administration trends and metrics dashboard
Today, OHA refreshed the data for the vaccine administration trends and metrics dashboards with a new extract from ALERT IIS. The data are periodically refreshed, which allows for quality assurance and review. The data were last refreshed on April 9.
Following the refresh today, race and ethnicity data for approximately 1,200 people was updated, predominantly affecting Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native vaccination rates. County status toward the 65% vaccination goal was not affected by the data refresh, but vaccination rates for five counties decreased minimally – by 1% or less. Those counties are Baker, Benton, Clatsop, Sherman and Wheeler.
Vaccinations in Oregon
Today, OHA reported that 21,934 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 12,736 doses were administered on June 8 and 9, 198 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 6. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize.
The seven-day running average is now 15,264 doses per day.
Oregon has now administered 2,319,302 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,651,646 first and second doses of Moderna and 152,192 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
As of today, 1,951,646 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 2,292,591 who have had at least one dose. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 93,444.
To date, 2,861,055 doses of Pfizer, 2,171,060 doses of Moderna and 299,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
These data are preliminary and subject to change
OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.
Hospitals across the state have received questions from the public about the need to continue to manage and limit visitation policies for patients. Unlike other public settings, hospitals are subject to special visitation requirements. The COVID-19 policies for hospitals and medical centers are based on federal rule and state law. Visitation guidance can be found here.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 164, which is eight fewer than yesterday. There are 36 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which represents no change from yesterday.
The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,383, which is a 20.4% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 228.
The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.
Cases and deaths
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (2), Clackamas (37), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (1), Crook (2), Curry (3), Deschutes (19), Douglas (14), Gilliam (1), Grant (6), Harney (3), Hood River (1), Jackson (15), Jefferson (6), Josephine (7), Klamath (4), Lake (1), Lane (10), Lincoln (3) Linn (8), Malheur (7), Marion (40), Morrow (2), Multnomah (32), Polk (7), Umatilla (7), Union (3), Wallowa (1), Washington (14), Yamhill (7).
The data for today’s COVID-19 deaths will be released later.