Vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital pharmacy. AP File picture
Vaccine clinic to be held at First Presbyterian Church in Ashland Could 1
ASHLAND — A COVID-19 vaccine clinic for folks 18 and older might be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Could 1 at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland.
Identification is required to acquire a vaccine. The church will supply vaccines equipped by Wellness 2000 — each the Moderna two-dose vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine whether it is authorized on the time of the clinic, stated the Rev. Dan Fowler.
Wellness 2000 is a company wellness and worker help group run by CEO and founder Bea Berry, a member of the church. The group was authorized by the Oregon Well being Authority as a vaccine supplier in January, Berry stated.
Clinic appointments may be made by calling 541-482-3536 between 9 a.m. and a pair of:30 p.m. Monday by Friday. The clinic might be held at 1615 Clark Ave.
As of Monday, 35 folks had made appointments and a whole bunch of slots have been nonetheless accessible. Fowler stated he goals to see somebody vaccinated each 5 to 10 minutes on the clinic, which might be staffed by church volunteers.
“A part of the explanation I wished to do that is to point out that there are church buildings that care about folks getting vaccinated and other people getting properly,” Fowler stated. “We put on our masks, and we imagine that vaccinations are necessary, and so that is our approach of claiming, ‘We need to be good neighbors and assist individuals who don’t have the vaccine get the vaccine, to allow them to be properly and the world can get higher.”
Fowler stated one other clinic might be scheduled roughly 4 weeks from Saturday for many who select the Moderna vaccine and require a second shot for full vaccination.
Final week, Jackson County Medical Director Dr. Jim Shames warned that a rise in instances throws the county right into a race to vaccinate as many individuals as potential earlier than COVID-19 variants develop into widespread. All approved vaccines supply a “good degree” of safety in opposition to the variant B.1.1.7, Shames stated.
“Our objective is that the vaccine be accessible to everybody, so if there are different occasions and suppliers giving the vaccine, then extra folks will hopefully get vaccinated,” stated Tanya Phillips, well being promotion supervisor with Jackson County Public Well being.
On April 24, the Western States Scientific Security Evaluate workgroup really helpful that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration resume for adults, after reviewing an FDA choice to elevate a pause on the vaccine and add a warning about potential uncommon blood clots in ladies 50 and youthful.
The pause started April 13 in response to 6 instances of extreme blood clots in ladies who acquired the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The workgroup applauded the FDA for a “thorough and clear evaluation” of the vaccine’s security and efficacy, together with consideration of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome.