We vaccinated on a mass scale, thanks to you
I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to all our volunteers who have and are participating in the Asante COVID-19 vaccine clinics and the Jackson County and Josephine County mass vaccination events.
What we have accomplished since the end of December has been no small task. For the Asante leads involved in the events it felt like a marathon, and in many ways it was. There were early mornings, countless hours on their feet, protein bars for fuel and walking distances between 14 and 16 miles per day.
Even with all that, our team walked away filled with pride and appreciation for those involved and those who received a vaccine. With the help of Jackson County Public Health, Josephine County Public Health, the Oregon National Guard and our community partners, we were able to administer over 10,000 vaccinations over five days.
The events were open to people in Phase 1A and educators in Phase 1B, and were vital to vaccinating our community quickly. The positive responses we have received from this event are overwhelming.
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While the drive-thru events may be complete, Asante remains busy with the Asante vaccine clinic. Our clinics are now open to all Asante employees, including those currently working from home. Employees may schedule an appointment by calling (541) 789-2813 and selecting “Option 2.” Clinics are scheduled at Asante locations in Medford and Grants Pass.
If you have questions on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, we encourage you to review “The value of getting vaccinated,” which appeared in a recent Asante COVID-19 Update or email [email protected].
Although vaccinations are key to fighting this pandemic, we need to diligently follow safety practices such as wearing a mask, physically distancing from others, cleaning our hands, avoiding social gatherings and staying home when sick. Thank you for all you do to stop the spread of the virus.
Help wanted: Vaccinators
The large-scale events in Jackson and Josephine counties began immunization of thousands of people against COVID-19 — which means thousands will also need a second dose in a few weeks.
Asante is seeking actively licensed providers — physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and vaccine-certified pharmacists — to help administer first and second doses in Medford and Grants Pass with another location to be announced shortly. The system also will need general support from non-clinicians.
Volunteers may get the vaccine in advance of their service if they wish. To volunteer, submit this web form. (Asante employees may also email [email protected].) Someone will reach out to you with next steps. If you have questions, please email [email protected].