OHSU coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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As of Friday, May 17, 2024

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19

OHSU uses the term “fully vaccinated” to describe the vaccination status of members and patients, and the CDC uses the term “up to date.” Individuals are considered “fully vaccinated” when they have: a) received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or b) one dose of a single-dose vaccine, and c) at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose. Individuals are considered “up to date” regarding vaccinations when they have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters and updated vaccines recommended for them, when eligible: View the CDC’s information.

To find vaccination options near you, visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/find-covid-19-vaccine.

OHSU-specific data

OHSU community vaccinations

As the state's academic health center, Oregon Health & Science University remains engaged with state and local public health authorities and health systems across the metro area to coordinate a regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to contain the spread of the virus, including through the use of vaccines that first arrived at OHSU on Dec. 15, 2020.

Beginning in the earliest days of the pandemic, OHSU activated an emergency operations center that adapted response plans already in place from previous pandemic influenza outbreaks, and this group continues to meet.

OHSU has prepared to treat a surge of patients with COVID-19 while working proactively to contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and protect our workforce.

Community COVID-19 vaccination sites

OHSU has committed its entire organization to deploying COVID-19 vaccines, starting with difficult-to-reach community members and underserved communities. The university has also engaged students and trainees to vaccinate Oregonians.

After federal and state authorities recommended two COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old in June 2022, OHSU organized appointment-only vaccination clinics for younger children at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. OHSU Health also continues to offer vaccinations for individuals 12 years or older by appointment only at various OHSU Health pharmacies, and for individuals 5 years or older through their doctor.

More information about OHSU vaccine services and our online vaccination appointment reservation system is available at the OHSU COVID-19 Vaccines website.

The mass vaccination clinics at the Portland International Airport, Red Economy Parking Lot and Oregon Convention Center closed June 19, 2021, after delivering more than 800,000 vaccine doses from those two sites alone. OHSU’s last day managing the Portland Expo Center location was Jan. 14, 2022. OHSU also ran an indoor vaccination clinic on OHSU’s South Waterfront campus between Jan. 19 and April 14, 2022.

COVID-19 testing

OHSU is committed to ensuring all Oregonians have access to COVID-19 testing and appropriate health care, particularly people of color and other individuals from communities hardest hit by COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic, OHSU offered low-barrier drive-through testing that has tracked surges in case counts, at various points accommodating as many as 700 people a day through sites in Hillsboro, the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Expo Center.

Patients and community members can use their insurance or purchase COVID-19 testing at OHSU immediate care clinics on its South Waterfront Campus and in Beaverton. Purchase home antigen test kits through local pharmacies or retail stores. 

Learn more about other OHSU COVID-19 testing options and resources.

Patient care

Workforce management

Research and development

Community measures

Ways to help

Please consult these resources for the most current information on the COVID-19 response:

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