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Jackson County will be site of FEMA-backed vaccination center

Public health officials said that the new federal and state-supported vaccination center will join ongoing efforts at the Jackson County Expo, expanding the number of doses that can be administered.

Posted: Apr 12, 2021 9:33 AM
Updated: Apr 12, 2021 9:41 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County has been selected to host a new community coronavirus vaccination center backed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, public health officials announced Monday morning.

The Pilot Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will be supported by a mixture of federal, state, and local agencies — offering both drive-through and walk-up vaccination options, in addition to mobile delivery. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be offered.

This is the first such site in Oregon, and only the second in the Pacific Northwest, according to Governor Kate Brown's office.

Jackson County Public Health said that the new clinic will help expand local vaccine administration by 1,000 doses per day. Those doses, instead of drawing from the limited local supply, will come directly from the federal government.

“Receiving the Pilot Community Vaccination Center and this level of support from our federal and state partners is a welcome relief and help to our community,” said John Vial, Director, Jackson County Emergency Operations Center. “The impact of dealing with this pandemic while simultaneously responding to our county’s largest wildfire disaster has taken a toll on our community and its resources. We are tired and grateful for the help.”

The Pilot CVC will join Jackson County Public Health's current vaccination site at the Expo, transitioning the local effort into the walk-up location. The effort is intended to aid with vaccinations for rural and agricultural communities, unsheltered populations, and people displaced by September's wildfires.

Much of the details on the new site are still being developed, but Jackson County indicated that appointments at the walk-up site will be available by visiting Jackson County's vaccine appointment page, or by calling 2-1-1 for information in English or Spanish.

“I am so pleased Jackson County was chosen for a FEMA community vaccination center. The site will bolster our current efforts to deliver vaccines quickly and equitably, and to meet communities where they are,” said Governor Brown. “As the state recovers from last year’s historic wildfires and continues to manage through the pandemic, my goal is to elevate the needs of the communities hardest hit, especially those that have been historically underserved, and to rebuild those communities stronger and more resilient. The CVC in Jackson County will help us achieve that goal.”

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