COVID-19 vaccinations are now recommended for youth ages 5 to 11 years old. Youth ages 5 to 11 will receive a pediatric version of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The pediatric dose is 1/3rd of the dose for people age 12 and older. This is a two-dose series that should be given three weeks apart. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and protects kids from getting very sick from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine was found to be 90.7% effective in preventing COVID-19 in children ages 5 through 11.
Recorded side effects are the same as for adolescents and adults: generally, injection site pain, tiredness, headache, and muscle pain. Rare side effects such as myocarditis were not seen in the trials leading to authorization and are expected to be rare, as they are in older age groups.
The pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Jackson County the week of November 8 th. Parents and guardians can reach out to their pediatrician, primary care provider or pharmacist to inquire if they will have the vaccine and when they can begin scheduling appointments. Jackson County Public Health will be offering the pediatric doses, but are not scheduling appointments at this time.
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In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, Jackson County Expo, and Jackson County Public Health, a new COVID-19 vaccination site has been established at the Jackson County Expo. This drive-through option provides all three COVID-19 vaccines for people needing their 1st, 2nd, 3rd , or booster doses. Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines are not available at this site.
- Location: 1 Peninger Rd. Central Point OR
- Gate Entrance: 1 1/2 • Hours of Operation: o Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm o Monday-Thursday, 12:00 pm to 6 pm.
- COVID-19 Vaccines Provided: 1 st, 2nd, 3rd doses and boosters available for Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. Pediatic COVID-19 vaccines are not available.
Daily Number of New COVID-19 Cases
As of 12:01 a.m. on November 5, 2021, Jackson County Public Health is reporting 52 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cases in Jackson County to 23,809.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties)
As of 8:30 a.m. on November 5, 2021, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 60, and there are 18 patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit.
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.
COVID-19 Related Deaths
Jackson County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 329 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Jackson County’s 329 th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man who tested positive on October 11 and died on November 3 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.
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