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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.”

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 387485

Reported Deaths: 5116
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Multnomah59768836
Washington41571393
Marion39592504
Clackamas32426376
Lane29856354
Jackson24672350
Deschutes23182185
Umatilla15087180
Linn14488178
Douglas13236286
Josephine10057240
Yamhill9665142
Klamath8979145
Polk813698
Benton605137
Malheur591586
Coos5573106
Columbia423855
Jefferson416865
Lincoln357252
Union336854
Crook330156
Wasco314846
Clatsop258335
Baker217531
Tillamook214345
Hood River211337
Morrow197025
Curry190136
Harney119332
Grant108314
Lake104016
Wallowa74713
Sherman1903
Gilliam1844
Wheeler1141
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California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 5057759

Reported Deaths: 74098
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles152224027074
San Diego4047084319
Riverside3849455306
San Bernardino3718825944
Orange3329505675
Sacramento1674002423
Kern1565171781
Fresno1558992246
Santa Clara1511691922
Alameda1246581499
San Joaquin1070001833
Ventura1036461188
Contra Costa1032921045
Stanislaus910641413
Tulare856141082
San Francisco56614669
San Mateo56058627
Monterey52340625
Solano47422356
Santa Barbara47035548
Merced44807664
Sonoma42912412
Placer41881468
Imperial38128769
Kings35038358
San Luis Obispo31294358
Madera26005311
Shasta25917440
Butte25295309
Santa Cruz22028222
Yolo21451257
Marin18342248
El Dorado18166161
Sutter14494181
Napa13372104
Yuba1070088
Tehama10230129
Humboldt10043117
Nevada9914103
Mendocino848894
Lassen792355
San Benito775977
Tuolumne767790
Lake6990110
Amador573766
Siskiyou470954
Glenn455136
Calaveras435685
Del Norte371242
Colusa323519
Inyo254345
Plumas19127
Mono18294
Mariposa156718
Trinity98817
Modoc7475
Unassigned2430
Sierra2170
Alpine1060
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