CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Jackson County Public Health said on Thursday that it will provide coronavirus vaccinations at the Expo for people who don't already have an appointment.
Jackson County's vaccination efforts recently move to the Expo from the Health & Human Services building in downtown Medford. Now those operations are expanding with the addition of a FEMA-backed clinic.
People currently eligible to receive the vaccine can go to the Expo's Gate 2 to receive the Moderna vaccine. This walk-in option will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. All individuals must be 18 or older.
Those interested in receiving a vaccine who cannot make it during those hours on Thursday can schedule an appointment at the Expo site here.
On April 19, everyone in Oregon 16 and older will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The expansion comes amid a rising surge in cases, with the Oregon Health Authority reporting 816 new cases on Wednesday — the highest daily total in several months. Cases, hospitalizations and deaths have been mounting for weeks.
Jackson County reported 33 new cases on Thursday, as well as another death that brought the county's death toll to 127. According to public health officials, a 52-year-old man tested positive on March 29 and died April 14 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying health conditions.