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Mistreatment Of Vaccinators Prompts Increased Security At Eugene Mass Vax Clinics

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Tiffany Eckert
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Lane County COVID-19 vax clinics are ramping up to accomodate people under deadline to get the shot. This as some vaccinators report experiencing rude, threatening treatment from angry workers.

Lane County Public Health says mass vax operations at Lane Events Center in Eugene have been going steadily with around two hundred first or second doses administered at each. 

Spokesperson Jason Davis said lately there have been some troubling circumstances with people who show up at vax clinics angry about vaccination mandates.  

“Everywhere from just kind of unruly all the way to actual physical violence taking place.," he said. "You know that’s not fair to our vaccinators. They are vaccinating in good faith to protect our community. They are public servants, and they don’t deserve to be treated that way.”

Davis said this is happening locally and all around the country as mandate deadlines approach. He adds they plan to increase security at large vaccination clinics. 

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Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
COVID-19 vaccines are free, plentiful and available to anyone over the age of 12.

Public Health officials reported lots of vaccinated residents in Lane County want to know when they will be eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot. News about booster eligibility is anticipated as soon as this Friday.

Upcoming Lane County Public Health vaccination clinics: 

EUGENE 

Wednesday September 15 from 3:00pm -6:00pm at Lane Events Center Auditorium  (796 W 13th Ave.) This clinic is NOT Drive-through  Pfizer and Moderna 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose Johnson & Johnson single dose

Friday September 17 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at Lane Events Center Auditorium  (796 W 13th Ave.)
This clinic is NOT Drive-through 
Pfizer and Moderna 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose
Johnson & Johnson single dose

Saturday September 18 from 10:00am-2:00pm at Lane Events Center Auditorium  (796 W 13th Ave.)
This clinic is NOT Drive-through 
Pfizer and Moderna 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose
Johnson & Johnson single dose

Saturday September 18 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Glamour Girls & Guys Hair  (125 W. Broadway)
  Pfizer and Moderna 1st or 2nd dose
Johnson & Johnson single dose

FLORENCE/MAPLETON - WEST LANE COUNTY

Thursday September 16 from 12:00 - 5:00pm at Florence Event Center  (715 Quince Ave.)
This clinic is NOT Drive-through 
Pfizer and Moderna 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose
Johnson & Johnson single dose

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