Jackson County Public Health reports 35 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on February 12, 2021. Additionally, six previously reported case have been removed from the total COVID-19 cases. These updates bring the total COVID-19 cases to 7,861.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) is 19, increasing by 3 from the previous day. There are 4 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), increasing by 1 from the previous day.
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.
For additional local COVID-19 data, visit the COVID-19 Data Dashboard at Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage. More information on hospitalizations and other COVID-19 can be found on the OHA COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
Pfizer Second Dose Vaccination Event at the Jackson County Expo
Today is the second day of the vaccination event at the Jackson County Expo. This vaccination event aims to provide the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine for individuals vaccinated at the Jackson County Expo on January 21, 22, or 23. On February 11, 2021, 2,814 people received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
This event is important because the Pfizer vaccine's second dose increases a person's protection from getting COVID-19. Preliminary data shows the Pfizer vaccine was 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 illness in people.
This week's vaccination event at the Expo does not have the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine available. This event only has the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine available for those vaccinated at the Expo on January 21, 22, or 23. If anyone needs the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, it is best to keep their scheduled appointment with the COVID-19 vaccine provider that provided them with the first dose.
If you need your first dose, please call 211 information or access the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine Website to see where you may be able to access the vaccine. "We are experiencing a vaccine shortage for first doses in Jackson County and Oregon," states Tanya Phillips, Health Promotion Manager for Jackson County Public Health. "This means it will take longer to vaccinate some of our most vulnerable populations, and it will take time to get a vaccine appointment, despite the state's prioritization saying you are currently eligible." Jackson County Public Health, Asante, Providence, and other healthcare partners are encouraged by the number of people wanting to be vaccinated, and we are all eager to provide the vaccine. We appreciate the community's patience; we are all doing the best we can – as fast as possible – with the available resources we have.
Please be sure to bring the necessary documents with you to this event. These documents can be found on the Asante website https://www.asante.org/covid-19/vaccination-events/jackson-county-second-dose/.
1. Vaccine Administration Record
2. Patient Billing Information
3. COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card: this card was provided to you after receiving your first COVID-19 vaccination at the Expo. If you do not have your vaccine card with you, we will verify your eligibility using the state immunization system called Alert)
If you are not currently eligible to be vaccinated per the Oregon prioritization or for this event, we ask that you not show up at closing hours to receive leftover vaccine. The vaccine provided at this event is the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, first dose vaccination will not be available, and there will not be leftover vaccine. You will be turned away if you are not eligible.
Please continue to check the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website for vaccine eligibility information and where you can access the vaccine when it is your turn or utilize 211-information by calling 211.
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