Vaccination made easy in Jackson County  

This week, the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center at the Expo opened in Central Point. Everyone 16 and older is welcome to get the free COVID-19 vaccine there. Designed with convenience in mind, folks have drive-thru or walk-up options and there’s even a mobile clinic for those who need it. An image of a flyer promoting the event is pictured at right.

“We are excited to offer people free, easy-access COVID-19 vaccinations. Our community is not only dealing with the impact of COVID-19, wildfires ripped through the area in 2020 and nearly 2,500 homes were destroyed,” said Tanya Phillips, Jackson County Health and Human Services spokesperson. 

“We also know that we need to meet people where they are, especially folks who live in remote areas or those who speak languages other than English. Our mobile clinics give us a lot of flexibility to reach everyone who wants to get vaccinated.”

The vaccination clinic is a pilot program in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Administration, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Jackson County Health and Human Services, Jackson County Emergency Management, and Providence Health & Services, and was featured in the April 12 edition of the Coronavirus Update. 

The Central Point location is easy to get to and you don’t need to bring identification to get your free vaccination. For more information, visit

Jackson County Expo is located at 1 Peninger Road in Central Point, OR 97502. 

This article first appeared in the April 23, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.