Jackson County Public Health reports 6 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on February 15, 2021. Additionally, 1 case was added to the COVID-19 case total that had a previous reporting date. These updates bring the total COVID-19 cases to 7,911.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) is 22, decreasing by 3 from the previous day. There are 5 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), no change 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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Starting Today, Oregonians age 75 and above can begin getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Currently, the federal COVID-19 vaccine supply chain is limited, impacting the vaccine supply in Oregon and Jackson County. With the short supply and high demand, we know more seniors will want to get vaccinated than there will be vaccines available to them in the coming weeks. This means that every older adult will not be able to get an appointment as soon as they want one, even if they are currently eligible per the state's prioritization.
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 we can – with the available resources we have.
For next week, Jackson County Public Health will receive a total of 1,800 prime doses of the Moderna vaccine, with 1,300 of those doses allocated from the state for individuals 75 and older. This allotment will be pushed out to other COVID-19 providers that will be vaccinating individuals 75 years and older. The Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website is current with the locations where individuals 75 and older can access the vaccine. The extreme weather in the Northwest and all over the United States is causing delays in this week's vaccine shipment.
The Federal Pharmacy Program is a collaboration between the federal government, states and territories, and selected pharmacies across the United States. These pharmacies in Oregon are available to schedule appointments and provide the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals. Because the federal vaccine supply remains scarce, there will be a limited number of doses for each of these pharmacies per week. Appointments are very limited:
Resources on vaccine eligibility and where to access the vaccine:
For more information: