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Autzen Stadium Now COVID-19 Vax Site

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Autzen Stadium in Eugene is opening as a mass COVID-19 vaccination distribution site. The first event happens this Saturday with enough doses for 1,800 eligible people.  

Autzen has been a potential vaccination distribution site for some time. However, Lane County Public Health spokesperson Jason Davis said vaccine allocations were too low to justify use of the massive space. But that’s changed.

“Now that we’re seeing increased doses coming into Lane County with the promise of even more, it’s time to move and increase our vaccination points and make sure we get as many shots in arms as possible,” he said.

Davis reported the county received 11,920 prime doses of vaccine this week. As of Tuesday, 12% of Lane County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Mass vax clinics continue at the Lane Events Center and Peacehealth. Davis said stop-gap measures are underway to reach at-risk and underserved populations. He said this week, public health with vaccinate at two Homes for Good locations and at the Willamalane Senior Center. Mobile clinics will be used to vaccine 800 people living along the McKenzie River corridor.  

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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