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Lane Co. Urges Teens To Get Pfizer Shot at LCC This Weekend

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Oregon Health Authority
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Lane County Public Health reports having a “slow down” with scheduling for the COVID-19 vax clinic at Lane Community College this weekend. The clinic will administer Pfizer doses and is directed toward 16 and 17 year olds who just became eligible for the shot.

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Lane County Public Health urges teens and their families to register for a Pfizzer vaccine during a mass vax clinic at Lane Community College this weekend.

Spokesperson Jason Davis said between the clinic at LCC and another in Florence, Public Health looks to vaccinate 3,000 older teens.

“That represents around half of our overall 16 to 17 year old population,” he said. “If you look at the case numbers, that age group does represent a significant portion of our cases and through this vaccination we can certainly slow that trend down.”

Davis said they will not turn anyone away. To schedule a vaccine for you or your teen, visit lanecounty.org/vaxclinics

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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