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Jackson County Public Health opens new vaccination clinic as people 65 and older become eligible

Jackson County Public Health opens a large-scale vaccination clinic to get people vaccinated as Oregonians who are 65 and older become eligible.

Posted: Mar 1, 2021 12:35 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2021 12:51 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Oregonians 65 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on March 1. To help get people vaccinated Jackson County Public Health has opened a "high through-put community vaccination clinic."

Jackson County Medical Director, Dr. Jim Shames said this clinic is being called the "Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic," it is in partnership with Asante, Providence, and Public Health. It is located at Asante on Black Oak Drive in Medford.

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 the time being, these three retail pharmacies are set to offer (limited) appointments:

This vaccination site began as a small-scale clinic with only Asante, but as of late last week the clinic was expanded to become a large-scale community effort amongst health officials and to accept more appointments.

Dr. Shames said won't be as big as what Jackson County saw at the Expo Center's mass vaccination events, but there will be roughly 20 people there to answer phone calls and make appointments for things run faster.

“We don't have as much vaccines as we would like," Dr. Shames said. "We could do more if we had more, but I think we've got a plan in place to handle over 65.”

He said this new site is currently open and operational for people to call and make individual appointments. The phone number to call is 541-789-2813.

Jackson County is still experiencing a vaccine shortage and health officials say there will not be another mass vaccination event at the Jackson County Expo Center until more doses are available.

"We have been told by the administration that we are going to get more vaccine shortly and I do believe that's true," Dr. Shames said. "And so I would say for those that are frustrated and feel like they've waited long enough, I think that we will have significantly more vaccines probably in a couple of weeks. So hang in there, we hear you. We're really working very hard as a community to get vaccines into arms. I see it as definitely a bright light at the end of a pretty long tunnel."

Dr. Shames said Jackson County Public Health is expecting to hold a press conference early this week to give more details on the new clinic and to get the word out.


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 the time being, these three retail pharmacies are set to offer (limited) appointments:

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