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Vaccines on the go

The Rogue Valley Growers Market in Medford’s Hawthorne Park will host a free mobile vaccination clinic on Thursdays in May. Mail Tribune / File photo
Mobile unit brings COVID-19 vaccines to markets, schools and other convenient spots

A mobile vaccine unit is bringing COVID-19 shots to the Rogue Valley Growers Market in Medford, stores popular with Latinos and other convenient spots around Jackson County.

The shots are free and available to anyone 16 and older regardless of immigration status. Appointments aren’t necessary, and the mobile clinic can administer up to 250 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine per day, organizers said.

Partners at the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center at The Expo near Central Point partnered with businesses, nonprofit groups and faith organizations to host the mobile unit.

By spreading out into the community, they hope to reach people who may have a harder time accessing the vaccine, including those who are wildfire survivors, Latino, homeless or working in migrant and seasonal agricultural jobs.

Language interpretation, including Spanish and American Sign Language, and support for people with disabilities is available.

In Jackson County, Latino people, men, and people younger than 29 have lower vaccination rates compared to other demographic groups, according to Oregon Health Authority vaccination data that was updated Friday.

The mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit will visit the following locations:

  • Fiesta Market & Restaurant, 1016 N. Riverside Ave., Medford, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
  • La Placita shopping center, 2080 W. Main St., Medford, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
  • St. Vincent de Paul, 2424 N. Pacific Highway, Medford, from noon to 2 p.m. Monday
  • Rogue Valley Growers Market in Hawthorne Park, 501 E. Main St., Medford, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday
  • White Mountain Middle School, 550 Wilson Ave., White City, from 4-6 p.m. Thursday
  • Prospect Food Pantry, 471 Mill Creek Drive, Prospect , from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, May 14
  • Shepherd of the Valley church, 600 Beebe Road, Central Point, from 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15
  • La Placita shopping center, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16
  • Rogue Valley Growers Market in Hawthorne Park , from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20
  • La Placita shopping center , from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23
  • Rogue Valley Growers Market in Hawthorne Park , from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27
  • Fiesta Market & Restaurant, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 29
  • La Placita shopping center, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 30