In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority and FEMA, a mobile vaccination and testing mobile unit (MVU) will be available at the Jackson County Expo beginning September 28 through October 8.
Vaccination and testing through the MVU will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. All three COVID-19 vaccines will be available. ID or insurance information is not required at this site, and individuals will not be asked to provide this information. Services will be accessible through Gate 3 of the Expo.
For people interested in getting testing, pre-registration is encouraged. To register, go to www.doineedacovid19test.com, or registration can be done on-site. Services will be accessible through Gate 2 of the Expo.
Pfizer Booster Dose Eligibility
Medical experts have found that the COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective in preventing COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and deaths in most age groups, but that protection begins to wane after several months in older adults. As with other vaccines, a booster shot will strengthen the body’s ability to prevent disease from the virus that causes COVID-19. Results from a clinical trial and a large study in Israel found that a third dose of Pfizer vaccine 6 months after receipt of the second dose provides a strong boost to the body’s immune response to the virus that causes COVID-19. Based on scientific evidence, booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are now recommended for some groups of people at least six months after their second dose, as shown below:
Those who should receive a booster dose of Pfizer:
- Adults age 65 and older and those living in long-term care facilities
- Adults age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions or who are at increased risk of social inequities
Those who may receive a booster dose:
- Adults age 18 through 64 years:
- with underlying medical conditions, or
- who are at increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 exposure and transmission because of where they work or live, such as teachers, grocery store employees, health care workers and people who live in congregate care settings.
- Where to get vaccinated in Jackson County
- Call 211 information for vaccination sites
- Visit the Oregon Health Authority Vaccine Finder site
- Where to get a COVID-19 test in Jackson County
- Call 211 information
- Access the Oregon Health Authority Test Findersite