CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – January 23, was the last day for people in Phases 1A and 1B to get vaccinated at the Jackson County Expo where volunteers vaccinated thousands for three days.
Steve Lambert of Jackson County Parks says, “Today was a great start to our mass vaccination event…we exceeded our target of 2,000 vaccines just like we did the first day.”
Partnerships with the United States National Guard, Asante, and Providence were responsible for making the event possible in accordance with county departments. Asante reports very few reactions to vaccines and says dizziness, rashes, and a tickle in the throat are not considered major reactions.
Two recipients of the vaccine work for schools in Jackson County, both very happy to receive the vaccine out of safety for the people they come into contact with.
Terri Estes says, “It was very fast, very easy, very well organized, and everyone was very nice, directed us where to go and went real smoothly.”
Jackson County Public Health is asking people to schedule a second dose with Asante or Providence directly. Jackson County health officials do not foresee another mass vaccination event at the time being. Starting tomorrow through Monday health care workers and K-12 educators will continue being vaccinated at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.