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Story by jacksoncountyor.org - Story Source
Published on Tuesday March 9, 2021 - 11:18 PM

 

Latest Updates

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to those in Phase 1A and Phase 1B Groups 1-5, outlined by the Oregon Health Authority.  The vaccine is not being offered to critical workers in high-risk settings or the general population at this time.

 

 

 

  •  Oregon will open the vaccine eligibility to all seniors over a four-week period starting with:

    • Phase 1 B 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

  • The federal COVID-19 vaccine supply chain is scarce, impacting the vaccine supply in 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 is hopeful that the vaccine supply will begin to increase in March. 

  • The week of March 1, 2021, Jackson County Public Health will receive a total of 3,000 prime doses of the Moderna vaccine from the Oregon Health Authority  

  • 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.  

  • The Governor and Oregon Health Authority release information Phase 1B, Groups 6-7. These groups will include individuals 45-64 years of age with one or more underlying health conditions with increased risk, migrant and seasonal farm workers, seafood and agricultural workers, food process workers, people living in low-income senior housing, senior congregate and independent living, individuals experiencing houselesness, people displaces by wildfires and wildland firefighters.  For more information visit the OHA Vaccine Sequencing page. 

  • After you have been vaccinated, it remains important to continue wearing a mask, limit your social gatherings, physically distance from others outside of your household, wash your hands, and stay home and away from others if you become sick.

How do I find out if I am eligible to get vaccinated?

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.

Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection (ADRC) is available to help seniors navigate the process and access the COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Call ADRC at  541-618-7572.

Reach out to 211 for information on eligibility or help finding out where to access the vaccine:

Currently vaccinating Phase 1A and Phase 1B, Groups 1-5 (updated 2/28/21)

  • Phase 1A, Group 1: Hospital workers, EMS, first responders including law enforcement and fire, Long Term care residents and staff, Urgent Care staff, vaccinators. 

  • Phase 1A, Group 2: Other Residential care facilities and congregate care sites including residents, Healthcare personnel, all staff and contractors; hospice programs; behavioral health mobile crisis care, secure transport; individuals working in correctional settings. Traditional healthcare workers or healthcare interpreters working in any of these settings

  • Phase 1A, Group 3: Outpatient settings serving specific high-risk groups; in home care; day treatment services, Non-Emergency Medical Transport.

  • Phase 1A, Group 4:  Healthcare personnel in other outpatient settings, public health, early learning sites and death care workers.

  • Phase 1B, Group 1: K-12 teachers and staff, childcare providers, early learning. 

  • Phase 1B, Group 2: People 80 years and older

  • Phase 1B, Group 3: People 75 years and older

  • Phase 1B, Group 4: People 70 years and older

  • Phase 1B, Group 5: People 65 years and older

Where to get vaccinated in Jackson County

All COVID-19 Vaccine Providers listed below are following the state's eligibility criteria. Individuals currently eligible to receive the vaccine (Phase 1A and Phase 1B Group 1-5), can schedule an appointment to be vaccinated at one of the following COVID-19 Vaccine Providers.  COVID-19 vaccine supply is limited at all of the locations listed below; you may not get an appointment as soon as you would like. Please be patient, as it may take a few days to hear back from a COVID-19 provider to schedule an appointment. Be sure to cancel appointments with providers if you are able to access the vaccine sooner at another location.

  • Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: this is a high-throughput vaccination clinic supported by Asante, Providence, and Jackson County Public Health located in Medford.  Anyone eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine per Oregon’s prioritization schedule can make an appointment at the Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. 

    • Schedule an appointment: call 541-789-2813 and press option 2 for English and press option 3 for Spanish.

  • La Clinica: If you are a patient of La Clinica, are uninsured, have no regular doctor, or speak primarily Spanish, you can call to schedule an appointment: 541-618-1300. 

  • Jackson County Public Health: All appointments have been booked at this time. We will open the appointment request up once there is availability.

  • Fred Meyer Pharmacy: Schedule an appointment by filling out the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduler or call 1-866-211-5320

  • Safeway/Albertsons: Find out about vaccine availability and schedule an appointment by using the online registration tool at Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Page

  • Costco: Find out about vaccine availability and schedule an appointment by using the online registration tool at Costco COVID-19  Vaccine Page

  • Health Mart Pharmacies: Find out about vaccine availability and schedule an appointment by using the online registration tool at Health Mart COVID-19  Vaccine Page

Latest Updates

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to those in Phase 1A and Phase 1B Groups 1-5, outlined by the Oregon Health Authority.  The vaccine is not being offered to critical workers in high-risk settings or the general population at this time.

 

 

 

  •  Oregon will open the vaccine eligibility to all seniors over a four-week period starting with:

    • Phase 1 B 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

  • The federal COVID-19 vaccine supply chain is scarce, impacting the vaccine supply in 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 is hopeful that the vaccine supply will begin to increase in March. 

  • The week of March 1, 2021, Jackson County Public Health will receive a total of 3,000 prime doses of the Moderna vaccine from the Oregon Health Authority  

  • 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.  

  • The Governor and Oregon Health Authority release information Phase 1B, Groups 6-7. These groups will include individuals 45-64 years of age with one or more underlying health conditions with increased risk, migrant and seasonal farm workers, seafood and agricultural workers, food process workers, people living in low-income senior housing, senior congregate and independent living, individuals experiencing houselesness, people displaces by wildfires and wildland firefighters.  For more information visit the OHA Vaccine Sequencing page. 

  • After you have been vaccinated, it remains important to continue wearing a mask, limit your social gatherings, physically distance from others outside of your household, wash your hands, and stay home and away from others if you become sick.

How do I find out if I am eligible to get vaccinated?

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.

Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection (ADRC) is available to help seniors navigate the process and access the COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Call ADRC at  541-618-7572.

Reach out to 211 for information on eligibility or help finding out where to access the vaccine:

Currently vaccinating Phase 1A and Phase 1B, Groups 1-5 (updated 2/28/21)

  • Phase 1A, Group 1: Hospital workers, EMS, first responders including law enforcement and fire, Long Term care residents and staff, Urgent Care staff, vaccinators. 

  • Phase 1A, Group 2: Other Residential care facilities and congregate care sites including residents, Healthcare personnel, all staff and contractors; hospice programs; behavioral health mobile crisis care, secure transport; individuals working in correctional settings. Traditional healthcare workers or healthcare interpreters working in any of these settings

  • Phase 1A, Group 3: Outpatient settings serving specific high-risk groups; in home care; day treatment services, Non-Emergency Medical Transport.

  • Phase 1A, Group 4:  Healthcare personnel in other outpatient settings, public health, early learning sites and death care workers.

  • Phase 1B, Group 1: K-12 teachers and staff, childcare providers, early learning. 

  • Phase 1B, Group 2: People 80 years and older

  • Phase 1B, Group 3: People 75 years and older

  • Phase 1B, Group 4: People 70 years and older

  • Phase 1B, Group 5: People 65 years and older

Where to get vaccinated in Jackson County

All COVID-19 Vaccine Providers listed below are following the state's eligibility criteria. Individuals currently eligible to receive the vaccine (Phase 1A and Phase 1B Group 1-5), can schedule an appointment to be vaccinated at one of the following COVID-19 Vaccine Providers.  COVID-19 vaccine supply is limited at all of the locations listed below; you may not get an appointment as soon as you would like. Please be patient, as it may take a few days to hear back from a COVID-19 provider to schedule an appointment. Be sure to cancel appointments with providers if you are able to access the vaccine sooner at another location.

  • Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: this is a high-throughput vaccination clinic supported by Asante, Providence, and Jackson County Public Health located in Medford.  Anyone eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine per Oregon’s prioritization schedule can make an appointment at the Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. 

    • Schedule an appointment: call 541-789-2813 and press option 2 for English and press option 3 for Spanish.

  • La Clinica: If you are a patient of La Clinica, are uninsured, have no regular doctor, or speak primarily Spanish, you can call to schedule an appointment: 541-618-1300. 

  • Jackson County Public Health: All appointments have been booked at this time. We will open the appointment request up once there is availability.

  • Fred Meyer Pharmacy: Schedule an appointment by filling out the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduler or call 1-866-211-5320

  • Safeway/Albertsons: Find out about vaccine availability and schedule an appointment by using the online registration tool at Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Page

  • Costco: Find out about vaccine availability and schedule an appointment by using the online registration tool at Costco COVID-19  Vaccine Page

  • Health Mart Pharmacies: Find out about vaccine availability and schedule an appointment by using the online registration tool at Health Mart COVID-19  Vaccine Page