753 Douglas County residents receive first dose of COVID-19 vax
Written by Patrick Schneider on January 24, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Saturday, January 23, 2021, Aviva Health, in cooperation with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT), Douglas County, Umpqua Health Alliance and over 100 volunteers from across the county, held the first mass COVID-19 vaccination event in Douglas County for eligible residents who fell within the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Phase 1a vaccine prioritization schedule.
The vaccination event took place in Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, with the goal of administering 600 vaccinations. At the end of the twelve plus hour day, 753 eligible Douglas County residents received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The event was not open to the general public, as those that were eligible for the vaccine were given the opportunity to sign up. Aviva Health acquired the supply of vaccines from Mercy Medical Center, and the goal is to plan more events for eligible populations, as more vaccine becomes available. The event was made possible by participation of community partners that helped to make this event successful: Aviva Health Staff, DPHN staff, DCCRT Team volunteers, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, American Red Cross volunteers, U.C.C. Nursing students, Douglas County Department staff, Umpqua Health Alliance staff, Adapt staff and numerous local physicians, health care providers and community volunteers.