MEDFORD, Ore. – Today Jackson County Public Health talked new details for administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Director Jim Shames says they plan to create a “large, high throughput clinic” that’s accessible for people who aren’t easily able to get vaccinated.
Shames says the vaccine will be prioritized for those in congregate settings, such as jails, treatment programs and skilled nursing facilities. The vaccine could also go to homeless individuals.
“Sometimes those are groups that are a little hard to reach and those groups may not add up to the total number of vaccines, but those are the kinds of groups we're thinking of, or want to kind of prioritize vaccines to make it easy for them to get fully protected, quickly and easily,” Shames said.
Jackson County has received 600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Shames says the vaccine will be easier to administer because it’s one shot.
He says they anticipate receiving another allocation of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by mid-March.