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Lane Co. Pharmacy Partners Report “Plenty" Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Tiffany Eckert

While Lane County Public Health's COVID-19 vaccine allocations remain somewhat stagnant, officials say there are other options for getting the shot, including your local pharmacy.

Last week, Lane County Public Health received about 13,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The agency was notified by Oregon Health Authority that weekly allocations will not be increasing any time soon.

15-million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine were recently destroyed due to a manufacturing error at a Baltimore, MD facility. The J & J shipments to the county have been delayed.

With more people now eligible to get the shot, spokesperson Jason Davis encouraged checking into the Federal Pharmacy Program.

“Our federal pharmacy partners received around 7,000 doses (this week) which is significant because it increases the number of doses in Lane County,” he said, “and it also gives people significant options when it comes to where they get their vaccine.”

Credit Tiffany Eckert
Federal Pharmacy Program partners in Lane County are reportedly receiving ample doses of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. Staff at this Rite-Aid in Springfield prepare for a long day as they schedule vaccines from 7 am to 8 pm.

Davis said pharmacy partners in the area have reported plenty of slots open to schedule a shot. To find a provider in your area, go to vaccinefinder.org 

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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