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Snowstorms elsewhere postpone weekly shipment of Moderna vaccine to Oregon though Pfizer vaccine doses for the week did arrive.

Feb 17 2021

The federal government sent roughly 12,000 vaccine doses to more than 120 Costco, Health Mart, Safeway and Albertsons pharmacies in 27 of Oregon’s 36 counties last week as part of the initial phase of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

Feb 17 2021

Uninsured residents in Oregon and any of the other 35 states that use the federal healthcare.gov platform, which is the only way to obtain subsidies, can enroll in plans through May 15.

Feb 16 2021

Some school districts have already started sending students back into the classroom, while others have laid out reopening plans and are surveying families.

 

Feb 15 2021

Social media posts say that Pfizer and Moderna are inadvertently hurting the public by not sharing their technology with other pharmaceutical companies to help speed up the manufacturing process and distribution.

Feb 15 2021
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In these cases, a person tests positive for COVID-19 at least two weeks after they received the second of the required two doses.

Feb 12 2021

Early studies have shown that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a higher likelihood of dying from the virus than those without disabilities, likely because of a higher prevalence of preexisting conditions.

Feb 12 2021

The measures would impose taxes on increases in the price of drugs that don’t reflect improved clinical value and set the rates paid by state-run and commercial health plans to a benchmark based on prices in Canada.

Feb 12 2021

Salem Health said it will try to keep its planned schedule but two sites in Portland will be canceled on Friday due to expected snow and ice.

Feb 11 2021

Copies of the N95 masks, which are prized for their ability to filter out 95% of particles, have flooded the country, including 1.9 million that were distributed to 40 hospitals in Washington state.

Feb 11 2021

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