Providers host drive-through vaccine clinic at Klamath County Fairgrounds

Klamath Health Partnership is leading the free vaccination event, which will be open to everyone in Phase 1A and Phase 1B Groups 1-7.

Posted: Mar 30, 2021 4:22 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2021 4:24 PM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Health Partnership will hold a free drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Wednesday at the Klamath County Fairgrounds.

While the event was announced earlier this week, eligibility has now been expanded to groups that won't become eligible under Oregon's guidelines until April 5. This includes frontline workers, people living in multigenerational households, and people 16 and older with underlying health conditions.

“As one of 30 clinics in the state invited to participate in the OHA’s flexibility pilot, we’ve been given the ability to vaccinate patients ahead of the state’s phasing schedule,” said Amanda Blodgett, KHP’s Chief Operations Officer. “We are happy to include this event as one of our flexibility projects.”

Though it is a drive-through event, it is open by appointment only. It begins at 9 a.m. and will offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Any Klamath County resident can register, but registration must be done in advance.

On Tuesday, Klamath County Public Health released data about its COVID-19 vaccination progress. The agency said that 56.1 percent of vaccinations have gone to people over the age of 65, and has served "most under-represented groups at pace." It acknowledged needing to expand service to the Hispanic/Latinx population.

"To shift into predictive analysis, the county will fare better in the long run with overall case counts as people become vaccinated," the agency said. "Eligibility is expanding and vaccination is a way to protect yourself and those around you. Fully vaccinated people who have close contact with a known case are not required to quarantine."

Compared to counties with similar demographics — Coos, Douglas, and Union counties — Klamath has done "comparatively well" in full vaccinations as a percentage of the population over 18, Klamath County Public Health said.

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