Today, April 19, all individuals 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. It is best not to wait on a particular brand of vaccine. Instead, people should aim to get vaccinated as soon as they can with the vaccine that is readily available to them.
Schedule a vaccination appointment at the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center at the Expo; everyone 16 and older is eligible to be vaccinated at this Vaccination Center. There is the Walk-through Moderna vaccination site, which is currently running and has availability today. This site is only providing the Moderna vaccine, which is FDA approved for individuals 18 and older. Schedule a vaccination appointment by going to JacksonCounty.org/GetVaccinated or call 211 information and select the Walk-through site. If you cannot schedule an appointment, we are taking walk-ups for people who do not have an appointment.
The Drive-through Pfizer site at the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center at the Expo will open on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. For more information, visit JacksonCounty.org/GetVaccinated.
Vaccinations are free of charge and available to all ages 16+ for the Pfizer vaccine and 18+ for the Moderna vaccine. There is no requirement for a photo ID, proof of residency, or insurance coverage. Language accommodations are available for non-English speakers, including ASL and Spanish. Assistive hearing and vision devices and wheelchairs are available upon request.
Daily COVID-19 Case Data
As of 12:01 am on 4/19/2021, Jackson County Public Health reports 15 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the total COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 9,937.
COVID-19 Two-Week Case Data
For weeks 14 & 15 (4/4/2021 –4/17/2021), there were a total of 544 new COVID-19 cases. This is a case rate of 245.8 cases per 100,000 population.
Statewide, masks are required to be worn by all individuals at all times unless the individual:
- Is at their own residence.
- Is in their own personal vehicle, except when going through a drive-thru or if interacting with an individual outside the vehicle, such as at a gas station.
- Is under five (5) years of age; or is under two (2) years of age and using public transportation or in transportation hubs.
- Is eating or drinking.
- Is engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face-covering or face shield not feasible, such as when taking a shower.
- Is sleeping.
- Is in a private, individual workspace.
- Must remove the mask, face coverings or face shield briefly because the individual’s identity needs to be confirmed by visual comparisons, such as at a bank or if interacting with law enforcement. If possible, individuals should limit speaking while the mask, face-covering, or face shield is off as speaking generates aerosols and droplets that can contain viruses.
- Is fully vaccinated, or is at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease and is with others who are fully vaccinated, in accordance with the following:
- In private indoor or outdoor settings, individuals who are fully vaccinated and individuals who are not vaccinated but are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease, may visit without masks and without physical distancing.
Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds in poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.
To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others
- Avoid crowds
- Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
- Wash your hands often
- Get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is your turn
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