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More than 23,000 in Jackson County fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 23,000 Jackson County residents were considered fully vaccinated Monday against COVID-19, and county health officials said thousands of more doses will arrive this week.

As of Monday, Oregon Health Authority data showed 23,435 residents had received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and 15,480 people had received the first in a two-doses series.

As of Monday, 61,823 doses had been administered in the county. The majority, 36,650, were from Pfizer, and 24,306 from Moderna, while 829 doses were from Johnson & Johnson. Thirty-eight others were unspecified, according to OHA.

Jackson County Public Health said it would receive 7,510 doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines this week.

“This total does not include the Federal Pharmacy Partners vaccine allotment,” a county news release said.

County residents 65 and older are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, as are teachers and individuals in Phase 1A, which includes people who work in health care, hospice and correctional facilities.

See https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/General/News-Information/covid-19-vaccine for more information, or call 541-789-2813 to schedule an appointment at the Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. People can also text “ORCOVID” to 898211 with questions. To get text updates about vaccine eligibility and access, email ORCOVID@211info.org, or call 211 or 1-866-698-6155.

The county reported two weeks of COVID-19 cases Monday, reporting 404 from Feb. 28 to March 13, a rate of 182.6 cases per 100,000 people.

OHA reported 22 new cases in Jackson County Monday and three new cases in Josephine County, with 178 new cases statewide.

OHA reported two more deaths Monday from the illness, a 69-year-old woman and an 85-year-old woman out of Columbia County, raising Oregon’s death toll from the illness to 2,324, and pushing the case total to 159,788.

In Jackson County, 120 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, along with 8,807 cases.

Josephine County has reported 59 deaths and a 2,521 cases.

On Monday, 118 Oregonians were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 23 people in intensive care, according to OHA.

Eighteen people were hospitalized in Jackson and Josephine counties, including one person in ICU.