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MEDFORD, OR 97501
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COVID-19 Weekly Updates - April 27, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Updates - April 27, 2021

The Oregon Health Authority has stated that a fourth COVID-19 wave is upon us, and COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Jackson County. According to the Oregon Health Authority, the surge of the COVID-19 virus is threatening to send more people and younger people to the hospitals than what we have seen previously.

COVID-19 Two-Week Case Data

For weeks 15 & 16 (4/11/2021 – 4/24/2021), there were a total of 600 new COVID-19 cases. This is a case rate of 271.1 cases per 100,000 population and a 10% increase from weeks 14 & 15 (4/4/21 –4/17/21). The last time Jackson County has seen COVID-19 cases this high was at the beginning of January 2021.

The best way to fight this pandemic and get back to the things and people we love is for everyone to do their part and get vaccinated.

Benefits of Getting Vaccinated

  • COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19
  • Once you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing more:
    • Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with other fully vaccinated people
    • Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with one household of unvaccinated people of any age who are not at risk of severe illness
    • Travel domestically and internationally without a pre or post travel test
    • Travel domestically and internationally without quarantining after travel
    • If you have been fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and it's been at least 14 days since your final dose, you are no longer required to quarantine if you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19.  
  • COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection. COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening, complications and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you.
  • COVID-10 vaccinations are an important tool to help stop the pandemic
  • None of the COVID-19 vaccines can make you sick with COVID-19

Jackson County Equity Vaccination Center at the Expo

The Jackson County Equity Vaccination Center at the Expo is available to everyone that needs a COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone 16 years and older is eligible to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccinations are FREE and available to anyone over 16 years old. There is no cost, and you don't need ID or insurance. Proof of residency is not required.

The Vaccination Equity Center is a safe place, accessible to all, regardless of legal status. Language interpreters and support for disabilities are available.

Register for an appointment at JacksonCounty.org/GetVaccinated or call 211. Appointments are encouraged, but they are not required.

Vaccination Options at the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center:

  • Walk-through Moderna Site (for individuals 18 years and older)
    • Vaccine: Moderna
    • 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 16 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

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