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11 January 2021

Jackson County Public Health Reports 41 New COVID-19 Cases - JAN 11

Reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County now 6,566

Jackson County Public Health Reports 41 New COVID-19 Cases - JAN 11

Jackson County Public Health reports 41 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on January 11, 2021. This update brings the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 6,566.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) is 50, which is 7 more than yesterday.  There are 12 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), which is 1 more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

For additional information, visit the Jackson County COVID-19 Data Dashboard at Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage. The  Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard website does publish Jackson County COVID-19 data.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Jackson County Public Health, Asante, Providence, La Clinica, Rogue Community Health, Valley Immediate Care, and Mercy Flights are collaborating on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Jackson County.  This group of partners meets weekly on the planning and implementation of the vaccine. As the Oregon Health Authority approves more COVID-19 vaccine providers in Jackson County, the list of partners collaborating on these efforts will expand. 

Asante and Jackson County are currently collaborating to implement a mass vaccination event.  The planning of this event is in the early phases to vaccinate those in Phase 1A.  Jackson County Emergency Management requested additional assistance and resources from the State of Oregon, on behalf of Asante, that may include the National Guard.

For people who are in Phase 1A, as defined by OHA, you can access the vaccine through these approved COVID-19 Vaccine Providers:

  • Asante: To schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine, visit asante.org/covid-19/vaccine-clinic.
  • Providence: Email, Workplacehealthservices@providence.org. Inform them in the email that you are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine.  A Providence team member will send you paperwork to get the process started.
  • Jackson County Public Health: Call Jackson County Public Health at 541-774-8209 to schedule an appointment. 

La Clinica, Rogue Community Health, and Mercy Flights are collaborating directly with organizations in Phase 1A to provide the vaccine. They are developing and expanding their process and capacity to vaccinate others in Phase 1A.

Valley immediate care is in the process of becoming an approved COVID-19 vaccine provider by the OHA.

These collaborations are essential in Jackson County as Oregon will begin to provide further directives for vaccinating those in other state plans.

Information is rapidly changing; it is best to check the Jackson County COVID-19 Vaccine website for updated information.

Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Vaccination is the best way to keep yourself, your family, and your community healthy.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are more than 94% effective and have undergone rigorous safety testing.
  • Vaccination gives us hope that the pandemic will end. Still, in the meantime, we need to continue safety measures to keep the virus from spreading: Wear a mask, physically distance from others, wash your hands, avoid gatherings, and stay home when you’re sick.

Clinical studies showed both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be more than 94% effective when both doses are received.  Neither vaccine showed serious safety issues and protected people from getting COVID-19 and from getting seriously ill if they did get the virus.

These vaccines were tested in large clinical trials and research studies with tens of thousands of people to make sure they met the safety standards. In fact, both vaccines were tested in many more people than a typical vaccine trail. Many people were recruited to participate in these trials to see how the vaccine offers protection to people of different ages, races, and ethnicities, as well as those with different medical conditions.  Every study, every phase and every trial was reviewed by the FDA and a safety board.  COVID-19 safety and effectiveness.

Most people do not have serious problems after being vaccinated.  Common side effects include your arm may become sore, red, or warm to the touch.  These symptoms usually go away on their own within a week.  Some people report getting a headache or fever when getting the vaccine.  These side effects are a sign that your immune system is doing exactly what it is supposed to do.  It is working and building up protection against the disease.

Should people who have recovered from COVID-19 get vaccinated?

Unfortunately, re-infection is possible with COVID-19. Therefore, even if you have already had the virus and recovered, you may still be advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccination should be offered to persons regardless of a history of COVID-19 infection, with or without symptoms. They don’t recommend testing to check for prior infection when deciding to get the vaccine. Natural immunity, which is gained from having the infection, varies from person to person. It is still unknown how long natural immunity lasts, though some evidence already indicates that it is not for an extensive period of time.  

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