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Josephine County introduces online COVID-19 vaccine appointment requests

Josephine County Public Health has launched an online form (also available in Spanish) where people seeking an appointment can request one.

Posted: Mar 2, 2021 10:29 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite Oregon's gradual expansion of coronavirus vaccine eligibility to more groups, many eligible people have struggled to secure an appointment due to the shortage in supply and availability. Josephine County says that it has launched a new way for those people to seek vaccination in order to ease the process.

Josephine County Public Health has launched an online form (also available in Spanish) where people seeking an appointment can request one. The form can be used to help schedule either a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Once the request is in, Josephine Counry says that local COVID-19 vaccine provider will contact those who are currently eligible to schedule an appointment. Those who are not currently eligible will have their information saved and will be contacted as eligibility criteria expands.

Anticipating a high volume of requests, officials said that they cannot guarantee a timeline for a response. Those interested will be referred to a provider nearby, and contacted in the order their submission is received.

“We are encouraged by the number of people seeking COVID-19 vaccines, and it’s unfortunate that so far demand has exceeded supply throughout Oregon,” said Mike Weber, Josephine County Public Health director. “As we transition away from conducting mass vaccination clinics and focus on ensuring vaccine distribution through pharmacies and other healthcare providers throughout the county, we will use this form to help connect citizens with resources.”

Officials said that they are also working to set up a Josephine County COVID-19 Call Center, set to be functional in the coming weeks. Staff at the call center will be able to field calls or contact people with questions about the process, eligibility, and those who have submitted appointment requests.

Jackson County revealed this week that it is working on a similar effort to make vaccination appointments easier to obtain, setting up a call center and high-throughput clinic supported by Asante, Providence, and Jackson County Public Health.

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