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Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee

About the Committee

Scope

The COVID-19 VAC will advise OHA on vaccine sequencing plans for Phases 1b, 1c and 2, with the goal of ensuring that communities most impacted by COVID-19 are included. Using OHA’s definition of health equity, the COVID-19 VAC will:

  • Advise OHA on the ethical principles that should guide decisions on sequencing of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Review data on COVID-19 and immunization inequities.
  • Using the ethical principles, advise OHA on equitable vaccine sequencing.

Goal

Oregon Health Authority has a 10-year goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030. In order to achieve this strategic goal and to bring the pandemic to an end, OHA must engage meaningfully with communities most impacted and often left out of the decisions that affect their lives. The goal of the COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) is to co-create a vaccine sequencing plan focused on health equity to ensure the needs of systemically affected populations, including communities of color, tribal communities and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, are met.

Recommendations

The VAC recommendations and statement of intent are contained in this memo.


Advisory Committee Meetings

The COVID-19 VAC has completed its vaccine sequencing recommendations.

Meeting Date
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Materials

Optional meeting

January 5, 2021

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Watch recording

Agenda

January 7, 2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watch recording

Agenda
Meeting Packet
Minutes

Press release

Optional Meeting
January 12

5:30-6:30 pm

Livestream link
Closed captioning in English
Closed captioning in Spanish
Agenda
Meeting Packet

January 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Closed captioning in English
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Agenda

Meeting Packet
Minutes

January 19

5:30 - 6:30 pm

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Agenda
Materials

January 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Livestream link
Closed captioning in English
Closed captioning in Spanish
Agenda
Meeting Packet
Minutes

Press release

January 26

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Livestream link
Closed captioning in English
Closed captioning in Spanish
Agenda
Meeting Packet

January 28

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Livestream link
Closed captioning in English
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Agenda
Meeting Packet
Minutes

Advisory Committee Membership


Name Agency or Organization 
Aileen DuldulaoOregon Pacific Islander Coalition
Cherity Bloom-MillerConfederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Community Health Clinic
Christine SandersRockwood Community Development Corporation
Daysi Bedolla SoteloPineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
Debra WhitefootNch'i Wana Housing
DeLeesa MeashintubbyVolunteers in Medicine
Derick Du VivierOregon Health Policy Board - Health Equity Committee
Dolores MartinezEuvalcree
George ConwayDeschutes County Health Services
Kalani RaphaelOregon Pacific Islander Coalition
Kelly GonzalesUrban Native community; OHSU-PSU
Kristin MilliganCommunity Volunteer Network
Laurie SkokanProvidence Health & Services
Leslie SuttonCouncil on Developmental Disabilities
Maleka TaylorThe Miracles Club
Maria LoredoVirginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Marin ArreolaInterface Network
Muriel DeLaVergne-BrownCrook County Health Department
Musse OlolSomali American Council of Oregon
Nannette Carter-JafriSEIU Local 503 Indigenous People's Caucus
Ruth GulyasLeadingAge Oregon
Safina KoreishiColumbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization
Sandra McDonoughOregon Business & Industry
Shawn BairdMetro West Ambulance Service
Sue Steward
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Tsering SherpaThe Rosewood Initiative
Zhenya AbbruzzeseAdventist Health

The COVID-19 VAC will have representation that includes but is not limited to:

Organizations and community members who can speak to community health needs, such as:

  • Tribes, Native and indigenous people
  • Regional health equity coalitions
  • Communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
    • Hispanic/Latino/a/x
    • Black/African American
    • Pacific Islander
    • Asian
    • People with disabilities (physical, intellectual and developmental)
    • Migrant and seasonal farmworkers
    • People over age 65
    • People experiencing homelessness
    • Immigrant and refugee communities
    • Justice-involved individuals
    • People in congregate settings

Partners engaged in vaccination delivery, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • EMS
  • Pharmacy
  • Local Public Health
  • Migrant Health
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Rural Health
  • Tribal Health
  • Education
  • Long term care facilities

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