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Libraries hosting flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Medford library

Jackson County Library Services is hosting flu shot and COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week for library workers and the public.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free.

The flu shots are free for people on Medicare, Medicaid or the Oregon Health Plan. They are also free for people with insurance from Regence BlueCross BlueShield, PacificSource or Kaiser.

Update: This article was updated to reflect that flu shots are free for certain people.

The clinics are at the following times:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration for an appointment is encouraged. Visit jcls.org/local/stayhome-resources/ to register.

Nurses from the health company Wellness 2000 will administer flu shots and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations. Flu shots are available for all ages. The Moderna vaccine is available only for adults 18 and older. People should wear masks to their vaccination appointments.

On Aug. 18, the JCLS Board of Directors decided to require COVID-19 vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing for all staff.

All library branches in Jackson County are currently closed to in-person browsing because of a surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the Rogue Valley. Patrons are able to place holds on materials and pick them up through front door service at the branches, and digital resources remain available.

For more information, see jcls.org.