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COVID-19 vaccine event planned in Butte Falls

Rogue Community Health will hold a COVID-19 vaccination event for residents 45 and older at the nonprofit’s Butte Falls clinic next week, according to a news release.

The event will be held from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at 722 Laurel Ave., Butte Falls. Attendees will receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine will be offered at no cost, but those who have insurance are asked to bring their insurance card. All participants need to bring a form of identification.

Registration is required, either by calling 541-773-3863 or online at roguecommunityhealth.org/vaccine.

This is the third vaccine event Rogue Community Health has held since March. The clinic administered 134 vaccinations at White Mountain Middle School, and 235 at Fry Family Farm in Talent.

Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday that 802,090 Oregonians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 510,926 people have received one shot in a two-dose regimen. Data for individual counties was not available.

OHA reported 481 new cases of the illness Wednesday, raising the statewide total to 168,128.

Jackson County reported 23 new cases, while Josephine reported 17, raising the cumulative total in the counties to 9,458 and 2,888, respectively.

OHA reported seven more deaths from the illness Wednesday, including a 72-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive Feb. 1 and died April 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 2,434 Wednesday, including 124 in Jackson County. Josephine County has reported 62 deaths.

On Wednesday, 171 Oregonians were hospitalized Wednesday with COVID-19, eight more than Tuesday, with 42 people in intensive care, unchanged from Tuesday.

Nineteen people were hospitalized with the disease in Jackson and Josephine counties, unchanged from Tuesday, with five people in ICU, one fewer than Tuesday.