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Douglas County Seniors 80+ Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine

8:39 PM · Feb 8, 2021

(DCCRT) Today, the first group of Douglas County Seniors are eligible to make an appointment to get the COVID vaccine. Our Senior Vaccination Plan in Douglas County is to have seniors get the COVID vaccine where they get their regular health care or flu vaccine. On Friday, February 5, 2021, we published the Douglas County Senior Population COVID Vaccination Plan. According to the State/OHA’s vaccination eligibility plan, those over 80-years-of-age are now eligible to receive the vaccine starting today, Monday, February 8, 2021**. As a remember, there are many more seniors who need and want vaccine than there are available doses. Vaccine supply is beyond our control, but we continue to submit requests and strive to get as much vaccine sent to Douglas County as possible. Over the next 5 weeks, about 30,000 Douglas County residents will become eligible for the vaccine, but we expect to only receive a small fraction of the doses needed to vaccinate them. For example, this week we expect to only receive 700 doses to vaccinate the 7,200 seniors in our county. The list of vaccinators below is not a guarantee they will have vaccine; it represents organizations that have signed up to help vaccinate. We ask for your patience as we work with the State and OHA to acquire more vaccines. The current COVID vaccine eligibility plan from the State and OHA, is to add new eligible groups each week, however, again, we want to stress that even though you are eligible to get the vaccine, it does not mean there are available vaccines to administer. Next week, starting on Monday, February 15, 2021, those over 75-years-of-age, will be eligible to get the vaccine. Then starting on Monday, February 22, 2021, those over 70-years-of-age, will be eligible to get the vaccine. Then starting on Monday, March 1, 2021, those over 65-years-of-age, will be eligible to get the vaccine. Please, be patient and please do not call to set up an appointment for the vaccine if you are not on the current eligible list yet. We expect our list of vaccinators to continue to grow, and we will provide updates as the list changes. - For seniors, who are 80-years-of age or older, who’s primary care doctor or regular health care provider is on our list of local vaccinators, they can call them starting today, February 8, 2021 to set up an appointment for the COVID vaccine. Because the COVID vaccines have very specific handling constraints, all providers will be doing vaccines on a scheduled appointment only basis. Medical and Urgent Care Clinics will not and cannot do walk-in appointments. - For those seniors, who are over 80-years-of age or older, who do not have a primary care doctor or regular health care provider or their doctor/provider does not offer the COVID vaccine, can get the COVID vaccine at one of our cooperating pharmacies, or at other clinics who have agreed to provide the COVID vaccine. Please call your pharmacy starting on February 8, 2021 to set up an appointment for the vaccine. Because the COVID vaccines have very specific handling constraints, all providers will be doing vaccines on a scheduled appointment only basis. Our pharmacy partners will not and cannot do walk-in appointments. Current Vaccinators Assisting with the Douglas County SENIOR 80+ COVID Vaccine Plan** AVIVA HEALTH - GLIDE AVIVA HEALTH - MYRTLE CREEK AVIVA HEALTH - NORTH COUNTY AVIVA HEALTH - ROSEBURG SBHC AVIVA HEALTH - SUTHERLIN AVIVA HEALTH - ROSEBURG EVERGREEN FAMILY MEDICINE DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE DIST 2 LOWER UMPQUA HOSPITAL ANGELA JONES, MD UMPQUA VALLEY INTERNISTS EVERGREEN FAMILY MEDICINE HARVARD CAMPUS GLENDALE AMBULANCE DISTRICT SOUTHRIVER COMMUNITY HLTH CTR CANYONVILLE HEALTH & URGENT CARE FAMILY TREE MEDICAL CLINIC FRED MEYER PHARMACY 281 GERALD A JAWORSKI, MD, PC VALLEY RIDGE FAMILY MEDICINE GORDONS PHARMACY EVERGREEN FAMILY MEDICINE SOUTH BI-MART PHARMACY 609 BI-MART PHARMACY 652 BI-MART PHARMACY 676 EXCELLENCE IN WOMENS HEALTHCARE KIDSDOCS PC NORTH RIVER PEDIATRICS PC ONE PEAK MEDICAL CLINIC - ROSEBURG STEELHEAD ONCOLOGY TWO RIVERS INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE LLC UMPQUA HEALTH - NEWTON CREEK CURRENT ORTHODONTICS We expect that many seniors will have questions. To help answer those questions, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, will answers questions on his Facebook Live events on the Douglas Public Health Network’s Facebook Page on Fridays at 4:00 pm and Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. Residents can pre-submit their COVID related questions to Facebookquestions@DouglasPublicHealthNetwork.org, and we will do our best to respond to them during our Facebook Live events. Residents can also call a local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550, that has been live 7-days-a-week since March of 2020. ** Remember there are many more seniors who need and want vaccine than there are available doses. Vaccine supply is beyond our control, but we continue to strive for as much vaccine as possible. The list above is not a guarantee they will have vaccine; it represents organizations that have signed up to help vaccinate. Image via CDC

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