CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- FEMA has made its way to the Jackson County Expo to support the county in vaccination efforts after news of 93 new coronavirus cases was announced April 21 for the county.
Since the Moderna walk through site opened at the Jackson County Expo, local public health estimates they've administered an average of 200 vaccines a day.
It says the capacity is about 700 a day with the Department of Defense through FEMA.
FEMA, OHA, and OEM came together in a joint effort to accelerate vaccinations.
Jackson County Public Health is still receiving it's standard Moderna allotment from the state, but now it's adding on an additional 700 Pfizer vaccines.
The Jackson County Pilot Community Vaccination Center expands upon current county-wide efforts to include vaccination services to rural and agricultural communities, unsheltered populations, and individuals displaced by wildfires.
As of right now, Jackson County Public Health says working with FEMA has gone well and it's nice to have additional support.