Public Health Reports Unvaccinated Suffer Most

Jun 22, 2021

For many it may seem that life is heading back to normal after Lane County met the vaccination metrics to move to Low risk for COVID-19 restrictions.  However, the future is uncertain for the unvaccinated.

Health officials say COVID will have most severe impacts on those who can't or won't get vaccinated.
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Vaccination efforts have included clinics at school sites like this one at Willamette High School in the Eugene's Bethel district.
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Lane County Public Health officials now say the unvaccinated part of the population may allow for continued spread and more severe impacts of the disease.

The county has reached a vax rate of just under 60% of the overall population. Spokesperson Jason Davis said the downside is the severe effects of COVID on those who can’t or won’t get vaccinated.

“Currently the majority of our people in the hospital are unvaccinated. And everybody in the ICU are unvaccinated. And the last eight deaths that we’ve had are individuals that have been unvaccinated.”

The newest death in the county is an unvaccinated person in their 20’s. Davis wants to be clear: vaccines are plentiful at small vax clinics throughout the county.

5 Tips for Talking To Friends and Family About COVID-19

1) Listen to questions with empathy 

2) Ask open-ended questions to explore concerns

3) Ask permission to share information--Don't Push

4) Help them find their own reason to get vaccinated

5) Help make their vaccination happen

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lane County Mobile Clinic Schedule

Tues 6/22 at Eugene Public Library (downtown) 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&

Tues 6/22 at Springfield Public Library 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Tues 6/22 at Springfield LTD bus station, 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Tues 6/22 at Echo Hollow Pool, 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Tues 6/22 at Florence Food Share, 10:00-1:30, Pfizer and J&J

Tues 6/22 at McKenzie Village (Homes for Good), Pfizer and J&J

Tues 6/22 at Bob Keefer/Willamalane, 3:00-6:00, Pfizer and J&J

Wed 6/23 at Eugene Public Library (downtown) 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Wed 6/23 at Springfield Public Library 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Wed 6/23 at Springfield LTD bus station, 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Wed 6/23 at Echo Hollow Pool, 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Wed 6/23 at Churchill HS, 4:00-6:00, Pfizer and J&J

Wed 6/23 with Carry it Forward at Ebbert Methodist Church, 4:30-6:30, Pfizer and J&J

Thu 6/24 at Eugene Public Library (downtown) 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Thu 6/24 at Springfield Public Library 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Thu 6/24 at Springfield LTD bus station, 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Thu 6/24 at Echo Hollow Pool, 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Thu 6/24 with NAACP at Mims House, Pfizer and J&J

Thu 6/24 at Willakenzie Crossing (Cornerstone Community Housing), 1:00-2:00

Fri 6/25 at Eugene Public Library (downtown) 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Fri 6/25 at Springfield LTD bus station, 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Fri 6/25 at Echo Hollow Pool, 9:00-4:00, Pfizer and J&J

Fri 6/25 at Lindeborg Place (Junction City, Homes for Good), Pfizer and J&J

Fri 6/25 at North Eugene HS, 4:00-6:00, Pfizer and J&J

The clinics listed above have walk-in availability.  Additional clinic sites, dates and times may be available for scheduled appointments prior to being opened for walk-ins.