Health

New coronavirus strain a ‘variant of concern,’ dubbed Omicron by World Health Organization

A new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported in South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel. Little is known yet about what the World Health Organization dubbed the Omicron variant today.  South Africa first reported the B.1.1.529 variant to the World Health Organization Wednesday, November[Read More…]

Upcoming school and public vaccination events

Washington County’s mobile vaccine clinic will hold three school-based vaccination clinics which will include vaccines for students in the newly eligible age bracket of five to 11 years old in western Washington County this week. After waiting for child-sized needles, Washington County began offering the new pediatric-sized Pfizer doses Tuesday,[Read More…]

Upcoming vaccination clinics, COVID-19 numbers, and cases in local schools

File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County’s Mobile Vaccine Team has scheduled several Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinics in western Washington County in the coming weeks as the county works to combat the surging Delta variant.  The furthest west portions of Washington County not in the Portland[Read More…]

Upcoming vaccination clinics: Banks, Timber, Forest Grove

File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County’s Mobile Vaccine Team has scheduled several Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinics in western Washington County in the coming weeks as the county works to combat the surging Delta variant.  The furthest west portions of Washington County not in the Portland[Read More…]

Washington County taps Marie Boman-Davis to lead public health division

Marie Boman-Davis. Photo courtesy Washington County Public Health Marie Boman-Davis has been promoted to lead Washington County Public Health as the public health division’s manager following the retirement of Tricia Mortell, who led the division for seven years.  Boman-Davis, who earned a Ph.D. in public health with a focus on[Read More…]

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