The news of the Omicron variant emerging in several countries may cause many people anxiety about the unknown. The news comes on top of pandemic fatigue, as cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue, and as we continue to deal with nearly two year’s worth of disruptions to our daily lives.
And while it may feel like we are back at square one, we are not. We now have highly effective tools to protect ourselves and our loved ones from infection.
Read this complete story at Oregon Vaccine News.
Read or watch a statement from Dean E. Sidelinger, M.D., M.S.Ed., state health officer and state epidemiologist on the Omicron variant.
Large-scale vaccination sites are popping up throughout the state
You can protect yourself against all variants by getting vaccinated and getting a booster if you are eligible. Counties throughout the state continue to look for opportunities to provide convenient vaccination sites to their communities. Vaccines are the best tool available to protect you, your family and members of your community from becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.
Later this week, indoor vaccination sites will open at the former Kmart locations, which have been transformed into winter wonderlands, in Gresham and Wilsonville.
Read more about pop-up vaccination sites near you on Oregon Vaccine News.