GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Educators and people in Phase 1a visited the Josephine County Fairgrounds Sunday, February 21 to receive their second dose of the Moderna vaccine.
Last week, more than 1,000 people received either a first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in the first day of the event alone. Far fewer people received a first dose of Moderna so the county anticipates to vaccinate about 800 people. Josephine County Public Health asks people to do one more step before coming to the fairgrounds aside from bringing a CDC card.
The director of public health for Josephine county, Michael Weber said, “we're asking people to register so we know what to anticipate. However, if it’s your second dose of Moderna, and you show up, we will get you taken care of. But if you register it streamlines it a little bit and it'll probably be a little bit quicker.”
Anyone who comes to the fairgrounds hoping to receive a left-over dose of Moderna will not be able to get vaccinated. Weber says Josephine County Public Health is in the process of getting any left-over vaccines distributed to other local clinics.
People will still have an opportunity to receive a second dose of the Moderna vaccine tomorrow at the Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4p.m.