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

24 March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates - March 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates - March 24, 2021

Jackson County Public Health reports 45 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on March 24, 2021. Additionally, a case with a previous reporting date was added to the COVID-19 case total. These updates bring the total COVID-19 cases to 9,033.

COVID-19 Workplace Outbreak

Jackson County Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with Knife River Material. Jackson County Public Health began investigating this as a potential outbreak on March 9, 2021. At this time, there are 6 cases linked to this outbreak.

Jackson County Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with Black Bird Shopping Center. Jackson County Public Health began investigating this as a potential outbreak on March 17, 2021. At this time, there are 6 cases linked to this outbreak.

Cases associated with workplace outbreaks include employees and may also include household contacts and other close contacts. For updated information about outbreaks in congregate living settings, workplaces, childcare, and K-12 schools, review the Oregon Health Authorities Weekly Outbreak Report.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The vaccine was highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death in people who did get sick. In addition, early evidence suggests that the J&J vaccine might provide protection against asymptomatic infection, which is when a person is infected by the virus that causes COVID-19 but does not get sick.

It’s important for people in Jackson County to understand that all COVID-19 vaccines are safe and the most effective way to stop the spread of the virus.

  • The best COVID-19 vaccine is the one you can get.
  • The different vaccines were measured through clinical trials conducted at different times, in different places, measuring different outcomes.
  • All our vaccines are proven to be safe and reduce your risks from COVID-19.

So, what’s the best vaccine for you? The best vaccine is the one you can get. With three vaccines shown to be safe and highly effective, people in Jackson County should take the available vaccine and as soon as it is available to them.

As of March 23, 2021, there were a total of 44,383 people vaccinated in Jackson County. Of that total, 26,390 individuals are fully vaccinated. You can find this information on the Oregon Health Authority’s Data Dashboard, County Vaccination Trends.

​Please continue to check the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website for vaccine locations: https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/General/NewsInformation/covid-19-vaccine-1, as new sites are being added.

Resources on vaccine eligibility and where to access the vaccine:

  • Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website: https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/General/News-Information/covid-19-vaccine-1
    • This website will provide information on where people can access the vaccine, how to make an appointment, and list additional resources if people need assistance with scheduling appointments.
  • 211 Information is also available to answer questions about vaccine eligibility and access.
    • Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only)
    • Email ORCOVID@211info.org (All languages)
    • Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 from 6 am – 7 pm daily, including holidays
  • Register on the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool and check for county-specific information.

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