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Health & Medicine

Mass Vax Booster Clinics Underway In Eugene

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Over 700 community members were vaccinated Tuesday in the first mass vax booster clinic at Lane Events Center Auditorium in Eugene. 

Anyone 65 and older, who is six months out from their second Pfizer dose, is recommended to get a booster. Lane County Public Health spokesperson Jason Davis said those under 64 should talk to their health care provider to consider their need for a third shot.

“Individuals who have pre-existing conditions that are part of that group,” he said. “Individuals who are in a profession that continually exposes them to COVID-19 and individuals who experience social inequities that may make their exposure or their health outcomes greater or worse.”

The mass vax booster clinics will continue this week on an appointment only basis. Davis said by next week, walk-ins should be welcome. All clinics also offer first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

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Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
If you are eligible, there is a COVID-19 booster vaccine available for you at participating pharmacies and Lane County Public Health mass vax clinics at Lane Events Center in Eugene.

Lane County mass vax booster clinic information:

Tuesday-Thursday-9am-3pm at Lane Events Center Auditorium Friday and Saturdays-10 am to 6pm at Lane Events Center Auditorium

Please call 541-682-1380 or email corona-info@lanecountyor.gov if you need assistance scheduling an appointment.

Currently, the following groups of people who completed a two-dose series of Pfizer mRNA vaccine 6 months ago are now eligible for a booster dose at Lane County booster vaccine clinics:

  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People 18 years of age and older with an underlying medical condition (see list below)
  • People 18 years of age and older working in an occupation with a high risk of exposure to COVID-19

Underlying conditions associated with a high risk of Covid-19 (CDC list):

  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular disease or stroke
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic lung diseases
  • Moderate/severe asthma, COPD, Emphysema, Chronic bronchitis
  • Dementia or neurological conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions (including hypertension)
  • HIV infection
  • Weakened immune system
  • Liver disease
  • Overweight or obese
  • Pregnancy and recent pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoker (past or present)
  • Substance use
  • Transplant patient

*Please note: The list above does not include all potential medical conditions that could make you more likely to get severely ill. Rare medical conditions may not be included.

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