Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory: Resources and guidance about what to do if you have concerns.
In collaboration with Umatilla County Public Health, GSHCS is vaccinating individuals according to Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines linked here.
Good Shepherd anticipates receiving COVID-19 vaccine allocations to schedule weekly vaccine events. Clinics will be held weekly on our campus at 610 NW 11th Street in Hermiston. See vaccine clinic schedule below. Good Shepherd has both the Moderna vaccine (authorized for those 18 and older) and the Pfizer vaccine (authorized for those 12 and older) as well as the Johnson and Johnson vaccine (authorized for those 18 and older). For ages 12 to 14 a parent or guardian must be present, and for those ages 15 and above, per Oregon Law, can self consent for the vaccine. First doses are first come first served. Please enter at Entrance “C” and proceed to Conference Centers 1 & 2. Please call 541-667-3426 if you have any questions about our vaccine clinics at Good Shepherd.
COVID-19 is a new virus strain that is believed to spread in similar ways as the common cold. Symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. A health care provider can give you instructions for seeking care.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and other authorities, the risk for exposure in the United States is in an accelerated phase, and our community has reported COVID-19 cases.. We continue to follow established infection prevention protocols and remain prepared to care for patients.
Our health care system is working closely with our state and local health authorities to care for potentially affected individuals while taking steps to limit person-to-person spread within our communities. We have protocols in place, including training our staff and practicing for these scenarios. Constant monitoring and necessary precaution measures to ensure the safety of our patients, caregivers, visitors and community members have been put into place.
COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes and to what extent it may spread in the United States.