The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, released interim estimates of messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections among healthcare personnel, first responders, and other essential frontline workers.
Prospective cohorts of 3,950 health care personnel, first responders, and other essential and frontline workers across eight U.S. locations completed weekly SARS-CoV-2 testing for 13 consecutive weeks, regardless if they were symptomatic or not. Under real-world conditions, mRNA vaccine effectiveness of full immunization (14 days after the second dose) was 90% against SARS-CoV-2 regardless of symptoms status, meaning those who were fully vaccinated were 90% less likely to get infected. Authorized mRNA vaccines are effective for preventing COVID-19 infections in real-world conditions.
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all eligible persons. Currently, Phase 1A and Phase 1B, Groups 1-6 are eligible. Make your appointment today!
Resources on vaccine eligibility and where to access the vaccine:
- Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website: https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/General/News-Information/covid-19-vaccine-1
- This website will provide information on where people can access the vaccine, how to make an appointment, and list additional resources if people need assistance with scheduling appointments.
- 211 Information is also available to answer questions about vaccine eligibility and access.
- Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only)
- Email ORCOVID@211info.org (All languages)
- Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 from 6 am – 7 pm daily, including holidays
- Register on the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool and check for county-specific information.
COVID-19 Case Data
Jackson County Public Health reports 31 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on March 30, 2021. Additionally, a case with a previous reporting date has been added to the overall COVID-19 case total. These updates bring the total COVID-19 cases to 9,191.
COVID-19 Related Deaths
Jackson County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, bringing the total to 121 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Jackson County's 121st COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman who tested positive on March 7 and died on March 28 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.
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