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Community Clinic Turns Eugene Music Venue Into Mass Vax Site

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Tiffany Eckert
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White Bird Medical has opened an indoor mass vax clinic in downtown Eugene. They’ve partnered with the Community Center for the Performing Arts, better known as the W.O.W. Hall, to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone eligible under Oregon’s guidelines.

The line outside the W.O.W. Hall looks like it did pre-pandemic when people waited to see a show. But today, folks are here for a shot of Moderna vaccine.

Social worker Samantha Adams just got jabbed. “I feel like I’m protecting myself and I might get to see my grandkids again. I’m very relieved, yes.”

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Social Worker Samantha Adams gets her first dose of Moderna vaccine from Cindi Nicholson, RN at a mass vax clinic in downtown Eugene.

Adams moves to the 15-minute observation area, set up on the dancefloor. She left feeling good.

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After her first dose, Samantha Adams sits in the observation area set up on the dance floor at the WOW Hall.
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Vaccine draws happening at table in the WOW Hall. White Bird Clinic staff and volunteers are administering over 800 COVID-19 vaccine doses weekly with capacity for more.

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White Bird Medical staff and volunteers will be administering Moderna vaccine throughout the mass vax clinics.

White Bird Medical Coordinator Chris Hecht said this clinic is  powered by medically-trained volunteers. He proudly acknowledged they’ve received 45 volunteer applications in the last week.

These clinics at the W.O.W. Hall will have the capacity and supply to vaccinate anyone eligible and interested, Hecht said. To learn more or register for a vaccination, visit whitebirdclinic.org or click here .

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