Vaccine watch: Jackson County Public Health looking into pediatric vaccination event at the Expo

Phillips mentioned that providing vaccinations for kids is a little different than with adults and teens. When kids come to get vaccinated, they come with their family unit.

Posted: Nov 23, 2021 3:16 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. --- Jackson County Public Health is currently offering another vaccination clinic with all three authorized vaccines available. Pediatric Pfizer doses for kids 5 to 11 are not available at this time, but that could change very soon.

“It is still in the works it won’t happen this weekend we’re really looking at trying to have a day dedicated just to pediatrics and of course being able to serve the family as a whole so we’re really working on those logistics the actual still doesn’t have the pediatric vaccines,” said Tanya Phillips, health promotion manager with Jackson County Public Health.

Phillips mentioned that providing vaccinations for kids is a little different than with adults and teens. When kids come to get vaccinated, they come with their family unit. While this is what public health officials like to see, it means that the process takes a little bit more time. It isn't ideal for a fast, drive-through setting.

“We’re just really trying to have a location that’s dedicated a little bit longer to pediatrics so we definitely hear that parents like the drive-through option,” Phillips added.

Phillips says she hopes to have a clinic for up and running by December, though the logistics could cause it to take longer.

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