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Monroe, Ore. resident Joseph Bailey prepares to receive his third dose of the Pfizer vaccine from Willow Christensen, an RN from Good Samaritan, at the Oregon State Alumni Center on Thursday, Dec. 16. COVID-19 boosters are recommended by the Benton County Health Department to protect against the virus, specifically the Omicron variant.

Benton County Health says to ‘layer protections’ to shield against Omicron variant

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
December 17, 2021

Benton County is gearing up to provide COVID-19 booster shot clinics and suggests layering protection methods ahead of the expected holiday season in response to concerns over the Omicron variant. Benton...

A file photo illustration depicting someone with a Bandaid reading COVID-19 to depict the experience of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Benton County has been experiencing a modest rise in COVID-19 cases since the lifting of the mask mandate across the state of Oregon.

Local health experts encourage COVID-19 vaccination for kids 5-11 following FDA approval

CSD says ‘vaccination is an important tool’ to combat COVID-19
Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
November 8, 2021

Due to community concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 to 11, the Benton County Health Department and Corvallis School District hope to inform parents and caregivers about the benefits...

An illustration depicting someone receiving a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Health experts have been recommending that certain members of the population receive a booster to better protect against COVID-19 and its variants.

Corvallis begins rollout of COVID-19 booster for eligible citizens

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
October 19, 2021

In the past year, two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine have initiated a return to pre-pandemic conditions but for some, a third shot is required to maintain a path to normalcy.  According to the Centers...

Samaritan Health Services now offers the ability for patients to select which COVID-19 vaccine they receive when signing up through their website. Samaritan Health Services currently offers the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to patients.

Samaritan Health website offers vaccine choices

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
June 1, 2021

Samaritan Health Services has started offering the ability for residents above 18 to choose which COVID-19 vaccine they want to receive when they schedule their vaccine appointments on their website.When...

This illustration shows a healthcare professional vaccinating someone with the second Covid-19 vaccine, while simultaneously removing their mask. This represents the new CDC statement that fully vaccinated people can gather without masks. 

CDC announcement says vaccinated people may gather with other unmasked vaccinated residents

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
April 21, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying that vaccinated people are allowed to gather with one other without wearing a mask, yet it is still important to follow other...

Corvallis residents awaiting COVID-19 vaccinations in front of Reser Stadium. On February 17, FEMA announced that Benton County would receive $3.1 million in federal funding to support COVID-19 vaccination centers.

Malick: COVID-19 vaccines are crucial for in-person learning

Cassidy Malick, Columnist
April 12, 2021

After 12 months of living in a global pandemic, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Oregon’s vaccination plan is making good progress and there is hope for in-person classes in the fall.On March...

Reser Stadium held a vaccination site for thousands this last week. The process was quick and efficient to safely vaccinate as many as they could. 

Benton County distributes 2050 vaccines with SHS, OSU partnership, hopes for future clinics

Baro Staff
February 2, 2021

Benton County, in a partnership with Samaritan Health Services and Oregon State University, delivered over 2000 vaccines last week at a mass vaccination site and hopes for future clinics.This was the first...

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