At a press conference on May 21, Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen gave an update on Oregon’s vaccination progress and announced incentives to encourage people to get their shots.
If people in Oregon have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by June 27, they will be entered to win a prize from the “Take Your Shot Oregon” campaign. Prizes include:
- One $1 million winner for Oregonians age 18 and older
- Five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarship winners for Oregonians age 12– 17
- One $10,000 winner for each of Oregon’s 36 counties
Selections will be made on June 28, and winners will be announced the week after.
The Jackson County Equity Vaccination Center at the Expo is available to everyone that needs a COVID-19 vaccine. All three COVID-19 vaccines are available at this location: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Everyone 12 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.
Appointments are encouraged, but they are not required. To make an appointment go to JacksonCounty.org/GetVaccinated or call 211.
Vaccination Options at the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center:
- Walk-through Moderna Site (for individuals 18 years and older)
- Vaccine: Moderna and Johnson & Johnson
- 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 12 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
As of 12:01 a.m. on May 24, 2021, Jackson County Public Health reports 19 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the total COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 11,120.
COVID-19 Two-Week Case Data
For weeks 19 & 20 (5/9/2021 – 5/22/2021), there were a total of 374 new COVID-19 cases. This is a case rate of 167.5 cases per 100,000 population. This is a 14 percent decrease from the previous two-week reporting time (5/2/2021 – 5/15/2021).
COVID-19 Related Deaths
Jackson County Public Health reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 143 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Jackson County’s 142nd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman who tested positive on May 3 and died on May 21 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.
Jackson County’s 143rd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man who tested positive on May 21 and died on May 22 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.
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