Vaccine informationšŸ’‰

Counselor Corner  /  News & Events

Ms. Snyder here – I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to the day when I can receive mine and go back to in-person counseling at Lincoln Park! There is a lot of information out there – here are some sources I have found useful. (More useful than 20-year old biochemistry notes, as I learned the hard way šŸ˜‰)

As always, please check the CDC, the Oregon Health Authority and Multnomah County Public Health for current national and local information.

Oregon has a vaccine website (espanol) where you can read the current distribution plan, updates, get information and track doses given on a daily basis. If you are interested in a global perspective, the COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker covers all vaccines in development as well as how many vaccines have been given around the world. Their community immunity tool has a nice visualization of why vaccines are important. I also found this Q&A from a local infectious disease pharmacist useful.

Oregon Health Authority Vaccine Updates 1/8/21

If you prefer watching/listening, here are some videos – there are a lot out there, I went with short, simple and kid-friendly:

How mRNA vaccines work from Simply Explained.
ASAP Science: What the COVID-19 vaccine does to your body.
Kids’ Q&A out of Canada – not all info is entirely relevant to Portland, but still useful.

I’m pretty amazed at all the great science that has happened in just a year! My gratitude goes out to the scientists who developed the vaccine, the researchers who tested it, the people who participated in the trials, all of the truck drivers and freezer technicians working to get it to us and the health care workers who will keep us all safe!