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OHA is urging people to get their second dose of vaccine for COVID-19

Jackson County Public Health calls it a “race against getting people vaccinated and the rapid spread of COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants.”

Posted: Apr 8, 2021 11:28 AM

The Oregon Health Authority wants Oregonians to get their second coronavirus vaccine doses on schedule.

Today it is urging people vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines to make sure to get their second shots to achieve full immunization against COVID-19.

O-H-A says second shots are essential unless a vaccination provider or doctor instructs someone otherwise.

O-H-A advises that side effects are not as difficult as the illness itself which can cause severe illness that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death.

The second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should occur three weeks after the first dose.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine second shots should occur four weeks after the first shot.

Jackson County Public Health calls it a “race against getting people vaccinated and the rapid spread of COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants.”

“If you are eligible to get vaccinated, do it now,” said Dr. Jim Shames, Jackson County Health Officer. “Do not wait for a specific brand of the vaccine; get the one that is available to you. This is a lifesaving vaccine that people should not postpone in getting.”

Tanya Phillips, Health Promotion Manager for Jackson County Public Health, said, “There are numerous locations in Jackson County to access the COVID-19 vaccine. You can schedule an appointment with Jackson County Public Health at our vaccination site at the Expo, there is the Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, La Clinica, numerous pharmacies, and other locations with primary care providers.”

O-H-A says people should schedule second shots at the same location as the first shot. It says even if someone missed the timeline for a second dose, it may still be available by checking with the vaccinator or a health care provider.

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