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MEDFORD, OR 97501
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COVID-19 News & Information in Jackson County, Oregon

11 May 2021

COVID-19 Updates - May 11, 2021

COVID-19 Updates - May 11, 2021

As of 12:01 am on May 11, 2021, Jackson County Public Health reports 44 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the total COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 10,783.

Update for COVID-19 Two-Week Case Data

The Oregon Health Authority has updated the population for Jackson County. Therefore, the twoweek case rate for weeks 17 & 18 (4/25/2021 – 5/8/2021) is 218.2 cases per 100,000 population. There was a total of 487 cases.

COVID-19 Related Deaths

Jackson County Public Health reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 137 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County’s 136th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman who tested positive on April 20 and died on May 9 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 137th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man who tested positive on April 22 and died on May 9 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

FDA Approving Pfizer for age 12-15

Yesterday, the FDA extended emergency use authorization to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 12-15. This approval will be reviewed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). ACIP will make a recommendation to the CDC Director, who will issue guidance for administering the vaccine to this age group. The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSRW) will discuss the data and review process in order to issue a memo to Governors from participating states. ACIP and the WSSSRW meet on May 12. Until these next steps are completed, the Pfizer vaccine is not available for youth between the ages of 12-15.

In anticipation of recommendations for the administration of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to this age group, the Oregon Health Authority and Jackson County Public Health have been working with COVID-19 Providers to begin planning for the Pfizer vaccine to be readily available for eligible youth throughout the state. Jackson County Public Health will provide more information as it becomes available.

Benefits of Getting Vaccinated

The best way to fight this pandemic and get back to the things and people we love is for everyone to do their part and get vaccinated. Continue to follow all prevention guidelines. Such as avoiding indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors, put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people you do not live with, wear a mask when out in public, avoid crowded settings in where people are at risk of COVID-19, and wash your hands frequently.

  • COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19
  • Once you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing more:
    • Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with other fully vaccinated people
    • Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with one household of unvaccinated people of any age who are not at risk of severe illness
    • Travel domestically and internationally without a pre or post travel test
    • Travel domestically and internationally without quarantining after travel
    • If you have been fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and it’s been at least 14 days since your final dose, you are no longer required to quarantine if you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19.  
  • COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection. COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening, complications and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you.
  • COVID-10 vaccinations are an important tool to help stop the pandemic
  •  None of the COVID-19 vaccines can make you sick with COVID-19

Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center at the Expo:

The Jackson County Equity Vaccination Center at the Expo is available to everyone that needs a COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone 16 years and older is eligible to get vaccinated. The vaccine is free, and people do not need to bring ID or insurance information. The Vaccination Equity Center is a safe place, accessible to all, regardless of legal status. Language interpreters and support for disabilities are available.

Register for an appointment at JacksonCounty.org/GetVaccinated or call 211. Appointments are encouraged, but they are not required.

Vaccination Options at the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center:

  • Walk-through Moderna Site (for individuals 18 years and older)
    • Vaccine: Moderna
    • Operation Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • No appointment required
  • Drive-Through Pfizer Site (for individuals 16 years and older)
    • Vaccine: Pfizer
    • Operation Hours: Sunday- Saturday
    • Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • All other days: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • No appointment required

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