Covid-19 Vaccination Updates
posted 9 months ago by RVCOADjst from United Way of Jackson County
Covid-19 Vaccination Updates
The COVID-19 vaccine is available to those in Phase 1A, outlined by the Oregon Health Authority. The vaccine is not being offered to the general public at this time.
Jackson County Public Health, Asante, Providence, Valley Immediate Care, La Clinica, Rouge Community Health, and Mercy Flights meets weekly on the planning and implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. More partners are being added.
If Oregon receives a reliable supply of vaccine from the federal government, Oregon will begin vaccinating educators and school staff the week of January 25th. Jackson County Public Health will provide updates on the availability of the vaccine for this group. (...this began the week of January 18)
If Oregon receives a reliable supply of vaccine from the federal government, Oregon will begin vaccinating individuals 65 and older, starting with those 80 years and older on February 8th. Jackson County Public Health will provide updates on the availability of the vaccine for this group.
There will be a drive-through vaccination event for people in Phase 1A, and people in Phase 1B, Group 1 (childcare providers, early learning, and K-12 educators and staff) at the Jackson County Expo on January 21, 22, 23. Visit https://www.asante.org/covid-19/vaccination-events/ to pre-register for this event. At this time, this event is not open to people 65 and older or the general population.
Currently vaccinating Phase 1A, Groups 1-4 (updated 1/17/21)
Jackson County is following the Oregon Health Authority vaccine priority guidance and is currently vaccinating individuals in Phase 1A, Groups 1-4. Phase 1A includes:
Phase 1A, Group 1: Hospital workers, EMS, first responders including law enforcement and fire, Long Term care residents and staff, Urgent Care staff, vaccinators. Phase 1A, Group 2: Other Residential care facilities and congregate care sites including residents, HCP, all staff and contractors; hospice programs; behavioral health mobile crisis care, secure transport; individuals working in correctional settings.
Phase 1A, Group 3: Outpatient settings serving specific high-risk groups; in-home care; day treatment services, Non-Emergency Medical Transport.
Phase 1A, Group 4: All other outpatient, public health, and death care workers. Includes outpatient medical clinics, dental clinics, vision clinics, physical therapy, pharmacists. Where to Get Vaccinated in Jackson County
Phase 1A vaccinations will be provided through partnerships across Jackson County Public Health and the health systems. Long-term care facilities will receive vaccinations through a combination of state and federal contracts with pharmacies. OHA-approved clinical partners will also be able to vaccinate their staff and patients, in accordance with the OHA phased approach guidance.
If you are in Phase 1A, you can schedule an appointment to be vaccinated at one of the following COVID-19 Vaccine Providers:
Jackson County Public Health: schedule an appointment by visiting Jackson County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Children and Adolescents Clinic: to schedule an appointment or ask for more information, email COVIDvaccine@cacdocs.com
Other vaccine providers such as La Clinica, Rogue Community Health, Mercy Flights and Providence are working directly with Phase 1A organizations to provide vaccination services. These COVID-19 vaccine providers are developing and expanding their process and capacity to vaccinate other groups in Phase 1A. More information will be available soon.
Jackson County Public Health, as well as our health care community, will provide ongoing communications to let the community know when new groups are eligible to receive the vaccine. Providers will conduct outreach to patients, and information on how to access vaccines will be updated on this page. Most Jackson County residents will receive the vaccine from their doctor, a pharmacy, or future community clinics.
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