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About half of Jackson County seniors have received COVID-19 vaccine, officials say

With Oregon's next eligibility date coming up on March 29, public health officials say that they are just over halfway through vaccinating Jackson County seniors.

Posted: Mar 22, 2021 3:28 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — With Oregon's next eligibility date coming up on March 29, public health officials say that they are just over halfway through vaccinating Jackson County seniors.

As of March 1, all Oregon seniors 65 and older were eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. On Monday, Jackson County Public Health said in an update that 52 percent of this group had been vaccinated.

Last week, Governor Kate Brown announced a newly-accelerated vaccination timeline, culminating in all Oregonians 16 and older becoming eligible on May 1. Part of the new timeline was an option for counties to begin vaccinating parts of the next eligible group on March 22.

Jackson County did not indicate that it would pursue the March 22 option, saying that March 29 will remain the date that Phase 1B, Group 6 will become eligible. This group includes adults 45 and older with underlying health conditions, migrant workers, food processing workers, the homeless, and people displaced by wildfires, among others.

The option to accelerate eligibility on March 22 was open to counties that have "attested to largely completing the vaccination of residents 65 and older." According to the Oregon Health Authority, 13 counties have pursued this route — Baker, Benton, Deschutes, Grant, Jefferson, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Umatilla and Union.

For Jackson County businesses, Monday's update brought positive news. After two weeks on a "caution" period brought on by case rates above the level required to stay on High Risk status, local public health officials reported that county cases dropped back below the required threshold. Between March 7 and March 20, the county had a case rate of 168.6 per 100,000 population. High Risk status requires case rates below 200 per 100,000.

Meanwhile, increasingly more sites are offering appointments to groups eligible to receive the vaccine. As of Monday, Jackson County listed the following sites:

  • Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: This is a high-throughput vaccination clinic supported by Asante, Providence, and Jackson County Public Health located in Medford. Anyone eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine per Oregon’s prioritization schedule can make an appointment at the Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.
    • Schedule an appointment: call 541-789-2813 and press option 2 for English and press option 3 for Spanish.
  • La Clinica: If you are a patient of La Clinica, are uninsured, have no regular doctor, or speak primarily Spanish, you can call to schedule an appointment: 541-618-1300.
  • Bi-Mart Pharmacy: Schedule an appointment by visiting https://www.bimart.com/pharmacy/covid-19-vaccine
  • Fred Meyer Pharmacy: Schedule an appointment by filling out the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduler or call 1-866-211-5320
  • Safeway/Albertsons: Find out about vaccine availability and schedule an appointment by using the online registration tool at Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Page
  • Costco: Find out about vaccine availability and schedule an appointment by using the online registration tool at Costco COVID-19 Vaccine Page
  • Health Mart Pharmacies: Find out about vaccine availability and schedule an appointment by using the online registration tool at Health Mart COVID-19 Vaccine Page
  • Walmart: Find out about vaccine availability and schedule an appointment by using the online registration tool at https://www.walmart.com/cp/Immunizations-Flu-Shots/1228302
  • West Main Pharmacy: Schedule an appointment by visiting https://www.westmaincovidshots.com/

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 345344

Reported Deaths: 4084
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah54651678
Washington37724310
Marion35705439
Clackamas28835298
Lane26661291
Jackson22465297
Deschutes19252122
Umatilla14081139
Linn12200114
Douglas11664238
Josephine9174191
Yamhill8438108
Klamath7549106
Polk707380
Malheur542374
Benton521531
Coos481591
Columbia368143
Jefferson355650
Union309944
Lincoln306033
Wasco275839
Crook263643
Clatsop238027
Baker195628
Tillamook191926
Hood River186036
Morrow180223
Curry177019
Harney106424
Grant96512
Lake86910
Wallowa65712
Gilliam1484
Sherman1453
Wheeler941
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4802761

Reported Deaths: 70456
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles147341026379
Riverside3689534978
San Diego3631694151
San Bernardino3558485562
Orange3224975513
Sacramento1574982273
Santa Clara1443001886
Fresno1437452048
Kern1437161600
Alameda1197741365
San Joaquin1016431696
Ventura1004421162
Contra Costa99102969
Stanislaus849231310
Tulare78753945
San Francisco53974644
San Mateo53781618
Monterey50676582
Solano45734334
Santa Barbara44770518
Merced41680577
Sonoma40638400
Placer38813412
Imperial35591762
Kings32197312
San Luis Obispo29590330
Madera23420281
Butte23298257
Shasta23230334
Santa Cruz20830217
Yolo20092247
Marin17570243
El Dorado16947149
Sutter13762169
Napa12797100
Yuba992780
Tehama9240103
Humboldt9085108
Nevada902590
Mendocino751686
Lassen743743
San Benito735972
Tuolumne671793
Lake6499103
Amador536763
Siskiyou442742
Glenn429930
Calaveras380279
Del Norte355739
Colusa301618
Inyo194239
Mono16285
Plumas15476
Mariposa126215
Trinity85811
Modoc6678
Sierra1710
Unassigned1480
Alpine1020
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