As Jackson County moves today from Oregon’s coronavirus Extreme Risk Level to High-Risk Level, its public health agency is reporting 36 new COVID-19 cases.
Jackson County Public Health also is reporting today one new COVID-19 death. It says the County’s 133rd COVID-19 death belongs to a 60-year-old man who tested positive for the virus April 10 and died May 5 at Rogue Regional Medical Center with underlying health conditions.
Jackson County Public Health says four cases with a previous reporting date were removed from the County’s overall total, so that adjustment along with today’s new cases gives the County 10,681 total COVID-19 cases.
The Jackson County Equity Vaccination Center at the Expo is available to people who need COVID-19 vaccination. It is open to everyone 16 years old and older. The vaccine is free, and people do not need ID or insurance information to get it. Jackson County Public Health says, “The Vaccination Equity Center is a safe place, accessible to all, regardless of legal status. Language interpreters and support for disabilities are available.” People needing vaccine can register for an appointment at JacksonCounty.org/GetVaccinated or call 211. Appointments are encouraged, though not required.
Available vaccination options at the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center, 1 Peninger Road in Central Point, include Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Walk-through Moderna shots are available for people 18 years old and older weekdays 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The clinic’s drive-through Pfizer shots are available for people 16 years old and older Wednesday & Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday noon-7pm.