Sherm’s Food 4 Less is getting an unique Friday delivery to its parking lot today. The supplier is Oregon Health Authority, and it’s delivering coronavirus vaccine for free shots at the grocer’s Medford store.
This month, Sherm’s Food 4 Less, 2230 Biddle Road in Medford, is hosting OHA’s mobile vaccination unit for two-dose vaccinations, administered three weeks apart.
OHA says when its agency official contacted Sherm’s Thunderbird Markets General Manager Bob Ames last month to provide a pop-up vaccination clinic at his Food 4 Less store in Medford, Ames willingly accepted the opportunity. Since then a mobile vaccination unit has operated at Sherm’s parking lot to provide vaccines to store employees and customers using surplus vaccines from Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center at the Expo that otherwise would be unused.
The first of two open vaccination opportunities occurs today, with a second vaccination date scheduled 21 days later for people to receive their first doses and return to the same location for their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, scheduled for:
∙ Friday, May 7 from 3 to 6 p.m.
∙ Friday, May 28 from 3 to 6 p.m.
The vaccines are free, and no appointment, ID or insurance are required. Pfizer vaccines are available for people at least 16 years old.
“A lot of people come to our store, like 4,000 visits a day,” said Ames. “I think we’re gonna get a lot of people vaccinated.”