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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.

Public Comments

Learn how to submit public comments. OHA welcomes comments in any written language.


Advisory Committee Meetings

COVID-19 VAC meetings will begin on January 7, 2021 with an optional meeting on Tuesday, January 5. Meetings will occur weekly until COVID-19 vaccine sequencing plans are completed in February 2021. COVID-19 VAC meetings are open to the public and will have closed captioning provided in English and Spanish.

Meeting Date
View Meeting
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
Public Comments
Meeting 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

Livestream link
Closed captioning in English
Closed captioning in Spanish

Agenda

Meeting Packet
Public Comments
Meeting Minutes

January 19

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Livestream link
Agenda
Materials

January 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Livestream link
Closed captioning in English
Closed captioning in Spanish
Agenda
Materials
Public Comment

January 26

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Livestream link

January 28

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Livestream link
Closed captioning in English
Closed captioning in Spanish

February 4

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Closed captioning in English
Closed captioning in Spanish

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

Public Comments

Public comments will be accepted in writing and shared with the VAC. Comments received by 11:59 p.m. on Sundays will be included with the following week's meeting materials.

Information submitted for the purpose of providing feedback and comments to the VAC may be subject to public disclosure under Oregon Public Records Law.

Submit a comment:


OHA welcomes comments in any written language

For written comments that are not in English or Spanish, please send an email to Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us. It may take 5-7 days for translation and submission to the committee.

Arabic

ترحب هيئة الصحة في ولاية أوريغون بالتعليقات بأي لغة مكتوبة.  للتعليقات بغير اللغة الإنجليزية أو الإسبانية، يُرجى إرسال رسالة إلكترونية إلى Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us.   قد تستغرق ترجمة التعليقات وإرسالها إلى اللجنة من 5 إلى 7 أيام.

Chuukese

OHA mei etiwa mefien aramas epwe mak non fosun fonuw ese nifinifin.  Ren met mefien aramas ese mak non fosun Merika ika Spanish, kose mochen makke ngeni ei email Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us. Ina epwe ukukun 5-7 ran an epwe wor angangen chiakuni me an epwe katonong ngeni ewe committee.

Hmong

Lub Oos Kas Saib Xyuas Kev Noj Qab Haus Huv Hauv Xeev Oregon (Oregon Health Authority, OHA) zoo siab txais tos cov lus tawm tswv yim sau ua txhua hom lus. Rau cov lus tawm tswv yim sau ua ntaub ntawv uas tsis yog sau ua Lus As Kiv los sis Lus Xab Pees Niv, thov xa ib tsab email mus rau Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us. Tej zaum kev txhais lus thiab kev xa mus rau pab pawg neeg dhia hauj lwm yuav siv sij hawm li ntawm 5-7 hnub ntawd.

Korean

OHA는 어떤 언어든 서면 코멘트를 환영합니다.   영어 또는 스페인어가 아닌 서면 코멘트는 Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us로 이메일을 보내주십시오. 번역이 되어 위원회에 제출되는 데에는 5~7일이 걸릴 수 있습니다.

Marshallese

OHA ej karuwanene enaan ko renaj itok ilo jeje ilo jabdewōt kajin.  Ñan enaan ko ilo jeje im rejab ilo kajin Belle ak Kajin Spanish, jouj im jilkinlok juon email ñan Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us.   
Emaroñ bōk 5-7 raan ñan ukok im ñan an etal ñan kamiti eo.

Russian

OHA приветствует комментарии, написанные на любом языке.  Для комментариев, написанных не на английском или испанском языках, просим отправлять электронное письмо по адресу Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us. На перевод и отправку в комитет может потребоваться 5-7 дней.

Simplified Chinese

OHA 欢迎大家以任何书面语言发表评论。 
对于非英语或西班牙语的书面评论,请发送电子邮件至Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us。这可能需要 5 到 7 天的时间进行翻译并提交给委员会。

Somali

OHA way soo dhawayneysaa faallooyinka ku qoran luuqad kasta oo qoran. Faallooyinka qoran ee aan ahayn Ingiriis ama Isbaanish, fadlan i-mel ahaan ugu dir Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us. Waxay qaadan kartaa 5-7 maalmood in lagu tarjumo oo loogu gudbiyo guddida.

Spanish

La Autoridad de Salud de Oregon (Oregon Health Authority, OHA) recibe comentarios en todos los idiomas escritos. Los comentarios por escrito que no estén en inglés ni en español deben enviarse por correo electrónico a Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us. Es posible que su traducción y envío al comité demore entre 5 y 7 días.

Traditional Chinese

OHA 歡迎以任何文字發出的書面評論。
對於非英文或非西班牙文的書面評論,請發送電郵至 Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us
請容留 5 至 7 天時間以供翻譯並提交至委員會。

Vietnamese

OHA hoan nghênh các nhận xét bằng văn bản bằng bất kỳ ngôn ngữ nào.  Đối với các nhận xét bằng văn bản không phải bằng tiếng Anh hoặc tiếng Tây Ban Nha, vui lòng gửi email tới Covid.VaccineAdvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us.   Có thể mất 5-7 ngày để dịch và nộp cho ủy ban.

Contact

covid.vaccineadvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us

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