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Lane Co. Prepares To Immunize Eligible Teens Today

Tiffany Eckert

Starting Monday, all Oregonians 16 years and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Lane County Public Health is gearing up to provide more vaccination availability as new COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

This story is updated with over 141 new COVID-19 cases reported by Monday. 

Over 240,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered thus far. 

--75 new cases on Thursday represent a significant jump in the overall case count in Lane County. The latest numbers are troublesome to health officials and have prompted greater contact tracing to limit spread of the virus.

Officials say the silver lining is on the vaccination front.  Spokesperson Jason Davis announced the current status of the county’s vaccination efforts to get to community immunity.

“46.52% of our adult population having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 27.88% of that adult population being fully vaxed," he said. "Well on our way to more security by way of vaccination.”

Credit Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Health Authority

This Monday, vaccine eligibility opens up to anyone 16 and older. Davis said folks can schedule a vaccination for themselves or their teenager through mass vax clinics, participating pharmacies or your medical provider.

For more information on getting the COVID-19 vaccination where you live, check out KLCC’s Reference Guide

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked in a variety of media including television, technical writing, photography and daily print news before moving to the Pacific Northwest.
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