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Douglas County Breaking COVID Records Set At Height Of Pandemic

Mercy Health Center

Douglas County is breaking pandemic records-- and not in a good way.

Health officials reported last week, the county experienced its highest weekly COVID case count with 487. Over the weekend, the highest single-day case count was surpassed-- with 109 reported on Saturday. And Monday, the county broke its record for hospitalized patients—with 38 residents currently being treated for COVID related illness.

Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer is Douglas County’s Public Health Officer.  He said, "of our 38 people in the hospital today-- only one is vaccinated. Thirty-seven are unvaccinated. It is time to get vaccinated. If you’ve had questions in the past, now is the time to get it done.”

Last Friday, the county confirmed its 95th COVID-related death.

Credit Douglas County Public Health
Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer is Douglas County Public Health Officer.

Dannenhoffer said there were at least five separate introductions of the Delta variant in mid-July and those have led to possibly hundreds of transmissions throughout the county. He added there are more than 20 locations where vaccinations are free and available, “no questions asked.”

The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to all areas of Douglas County in our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop-up vaccine clinics.  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

More information on Douglas County COVID-19 vaccination sites:

The clinics are currently open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and preregistration is not necessary.  For the latest list of upcoming Tiger Team clinics, log onto the DPHN website at https://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/ and select the link for the Tiger Team schedules.  Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your area or event to provide a free pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health has a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The COVID-19 vaccination clinic is e open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older**.  To schedule an appointment please call (541) 672-9596. 

Shared from Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians.  The Cow Creek Health and Wellness Clinics has opened up their COVID vaccination and testing clinics to all community members, not just Cow Creek or Tribal individuals. Any community member can get vaccinated for FREE at their drive-through vaccine site located at 2360 NE Stephens Street in Roseburg, on the following schedule throughout the month of August: 

  • Moderna Vaccine Offered: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm 
  • Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Offered: Thursdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older** are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. According to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, “We have plenty of vaccines available, they are safe, they are effective and they are available to anyone 12 and above who wants one.” 

  1. Log onto: http://DougCoVaccine.com.
  2. Call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550 
  3. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider, ask for a referral to another health care provider or Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  4. Go to one of our vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County with our Tiger Team or through Aviva Health. 
  5. Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/.  Now open to everyone.
  6. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

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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