CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- Wendy Maynard can officially say that she is one of the 46 percent of residents in Jackson County 16 and older who have received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“I think it's just a big sigh of relief, that I can let up my guard a little bit and I'm looking forward to doing some traveling again,” Maynard said.
Maynard is a divorced mom who has two sons. She works in Ashland as a business consultant. Last Friday, she got her second dose of the Pfizer Vaccine.
“It’s not a miracle exactly . . . it's science. I mean, to be able to fight disease and get a couple shots, then not have to face the super severe consequences of the disease — why not do it?" Maynard said.
Maynard is just one of many who have gotten vaccinated at the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Jackson County Expo.
As of April 20, FEMA officials say that a total of 8,004 doses have been administered between the fixed and mobile vaccination units traveling throughout the area.
“That was great, it was super easy, the set up here is fantastic. Everyone is super nice,” Maynard said.