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MEDFORD, OR 97501
April 19, 2021
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Weekly COVID-19 Updates - April 5, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Updates - April 5, 2021

Starting today, April 5, Oregon is expanding vaccine eligibility to family members of frontline workers and adding to the list of underlying conditions that qualify people for vaccination against COVID-19. Oregon’s list of underlying conditions now aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list.

Prioritizing families of frontline workers and people with underlying conditions will help reduce the racial and ethnic disparities in vaccination rates.

Underlying health conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic lung disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
  • Dementia or other neurological conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or hypertensions
  • HIV infection
  • Immunocompromised state
  • Liver disease
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  • Smoking, current or former
  • Solid-organ or blood stem cell transplant
  • Substance use disorder

Visit the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website and schedule your vaccination appointment today https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/General/NewsInformation/covid-19-vaccine-1.

COVID-19 Two-Week Case Data

For weeks 12 & 13 (3/21/2021–4/3/2021), there were a total of 418 new COVID-19 cases. This is a case rate of 188.9 cases per 100,000 population.

COVID-19 Related Deaths

Jackson County Public Health reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 123 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County's 122nd COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old man who tested positive on February 14 and died on March 15 at his residence. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County's 123rd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man who tested positive on March 26 and died on April 3 at Three Rivers Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The Jackson County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic has moved its operations from 140 South Holly Street to the Jackson County Expo. This location will allow Jackson County Public Health to increase its vaccination throughput. This vaccination site does not replace the Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

The Jackson County Public Health COVID-19 vaccination site is a walk-through clinic; it is NOT a drive-through vaccination site. Appointments are required; we ask that people not show up if they do not have an appointment. Anyone eligible to be vaccinated per Oregon's eligibility criteria can be vaccinated at this site. Insurance is not required at this location. This vaccination site is currently only offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This site is wheelchair accessible, and Spanish Interpreters are available.

To schedule an appointment at the Jackson County Public Health vaccination site at the Expo, please go to the Jackson County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments website https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19/Community-Resources/jackson-county-publichealth-covid-19-vaccine-appointments. If you need assistance scheduling an appointment, call 211 information.

It's important for people in Jackson County to understand that all COVID-19 vaccines are safe and the most effective way to stop the spread of the virus.

  • The best COVID-19 vaccine is the one you can get.
  • The different vaccines were measured through clinical trials conducted at different times, in different places, measuring different outcomes.
  • All our vaccines are proven to be safe and reduce your risks from COVID-19.

Please continue to check the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website for vaccine locations: https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/General/NewsInformation/covid-19-vaccine-1, as new sites are being added.

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) o 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.

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