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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
10 S OAKDALE AVE
MEDFORD, OR 97501
August 01, 2021
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Jackson County Public Health Reports 43 New COVID-19 Cases - FEB 11

Reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County now 7,832

Jackson County Public Health Reports 43 New COVID-19 Cases - FEB 11

Jackson County Public Health reports 43 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on February 11, 2021. Additionally, one previously reported case has been removed from the total COVID-19 cases, and two cases have been added with previous reporting dates. These updates bring the total COVID-19 cases to 7,832.

COVID-19 Deaths

Jackson County Public Health reports one new COVID-19 death, bringing the total to 106 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County's 106th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old man who tested positive on December 22 and died on February 10 at his residence.  He had underlying health conditions. 

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) is 16, decreasing by 3 from the previous day.  There are 3 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), reducing by 2 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

Starting today, Jackson County, Asante, the National Guard, and Providence will provide the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine for individuals vaccinated at the Jackson County Expo on January 21, 22, or 23. The drive-through vaccination event will be at the Jackson County Expo on February 11, 12, and 13, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

This event will not have the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine available. The vaccine available at this event is only for second dose vaccinations for individuals that received their first dose at the Jackson County Expo in January.

If you need your first dose, please call 211 information or access the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine Website. "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."

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

You can help make the vaccination process better for Oregon seniors

Your partnership has helped save lives. We are committed to sharing information with you as we continue to roll-out Oregon's vaccination program. We hope you will keep seniors, family members, and caregivers informed during this time. Stay patient and keep safe as we work together to vaccinate every older Oregonian. It will also be important that you are available to help seniors schedule their COVID-19 vaccination appointment and provide safe transportation for them if needed.

Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine supply is very limited in Oregon, including Jackson County. With this short supply and high demand, we know more seniors will want to get vaccinated than vaccines available in the coming weeks. This means that every older adult will not be able to get an appointment as soon as they want one. The Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website will continue to be updated as new vaccine locations come on board. With the short supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, appointments will be limited, and some clinics have already filled all available appointment slots.  When the vaccine supply increases, there should be more availability and access to the vaccine.

Jackson County Public Health and our 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.

Oregon will open vaccines to all seniors over a four-week period starting with:

  • Phase 1B, Group 2: people 80 and older are eligible the week of February 8, 2021
  • Phase 1B, Group 3: people 75 and older are eligible the week of February 15, 2021
  • Phase 1B, Group 4: people 70 and older are eligible the week of February 22, 2021
  • Phase 1B, Group 5: people 65 and older are eligible the week of March 1, 2021

Additional resources on vaccine eligibility and where to access the vaccine:

Go to  https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/ and use the NEW Get Vaccinated Oregon tool. It is designed to help you understand if you are eligible. You will want to register to get updates on vaccination opportunities.

211 information is available to answer eligibility questions and where to access the vaccine:

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