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Vaccine signup info on county website

The paper said that Monday that people 70 and older were next in line for getting the vaccine, but didn’t say where or if or how we can get it here in Medford. Is it available here? How do we sign up and where?

— Lowell, via email

The vaccine is available here, but the federal COVID-19 vaccine supply chain remains stressed, Jackson County Public Health officials said.

“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,” a Tuesday news release said. 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 under state guidelines.

The health agency recently received an 1,800-dose allotment of vaccines originally intended to arrive Feb. 15, delayed due to winter storm weather across much of the nation. The agency also received 2,600 doses Feb. 22.

To learn about eligibility or to get help on where to get vaccinated, you can either call 211, text “ORCOVID” to 898211, or email ORCOVID@211info.org.

The Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection is available to help seniors navigate the process and access the COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson and Josephine counties. Call them at 541-618-7572.

Participating area health care entities where you can get vaccinated — again, supplies are limited, so there may be some delays — include Asante, Providence, La Clinica, Jackson County Public Health, Fred Meyer Pharmacy, Safeway, Albertsons and Costco, according to the Jackson County Public Health website.

More information is available online at https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/General/News-Information/covid-19-vaccine.

“Jackson County Public Health and our health care partners are encouraged by the number of people wanting to be vaccinated, and we are all eager to provide the vaccine,” a news release said. “We appreciate the community’s patience; we are all doing the best we can — as fast as we can — with the available resources we have.”

Send questions to “Since You Asked,” Mail Tribune Newsroom, P.O. Box 1108, Medford, OR 97501; or by email to youasked@rosebudmedia.com. We’re sorry, but the volume of questions received prevents us from answering all of them.