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Klamath County Family Practice delivering and administering Covid-19 vaccines to farmers for free

Farmers in Klamath County can now receive free Covid-19 vaccines at their farm

Posted: Mar 27, 2021 4:08 PM
Updated: Mar 27, 2021 4:13 PM

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.- Klamath Open Door Family Practice, also known as Klamath Health Partnership, is providing accessible, culturally sensitive, affordable health services to the community, with emphasis on the under-served, including vaccinations.

They were able to receive a grant from the federal government to provide free one shot Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to undeserved farming communities. Having Klamath county being a little more than 6,000 square miles, most farm sites are right on the county line and it can be hard for farm workers to travel to receive Covid-19 vaccines during growing season.

Klamath Health Partnership is able to go and vaccinate hundreds of farmers around the county for free with their new mobile vaccination clinic, which is a renovated ambulance that goes to different farms throughout Klamath County for free.

"We re-purposed that ambulance into a mobile clinic, so we use that ambulance for our vaccine events. We always make sure that we have Spanish speakers staffing when we go to farm sites so that they can answer the farm workers questions. Right now we're using Johnson and Johnson for these events, so that we don't have to worry about returning to the farms to provide that follow-up dose."

-Amanda Blodgett, Chief Operations Officer

The mobile vaccine clinic can provide up to 150 vaccines per event. Right now, the clinic is only using the Johnson and Johnson one shot vaccine. Farmers do have the opportunity to receive a two shot vaccine through appointment at the physical clinic only.

The mobile vaccine clinic will contact farms directly to set up a date and time for the vaccination event.

For more information and if you would like to schedule an appoitment to have your area vaccinated, click here.

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