Feb. 4, 2021, ROSEBURG, Ore.—Douglas ESD partnered with Aviva Health and administered more than 129 COVID-19 vaccines on Feb. 3 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. This mass vaccine event marked the second invite-only opportunity for early learning and K-12 staff who fall within Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Phase 1b vaccine prioritization. 

Aviva Health provided an online preregistration link for qualified individuals to receive the Moderna vaccine on a first come, first served basis.

In cooperation with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT), Umpqua Health Alliance, Aviva Health and Douglas ESD, a total of 58 staff members and volunteers helped make the event a success.

“The partnership we’ve formed with Aviva Health is an example of community-minded organizations who come together to offer people hope. During the days leading up to the COVID-19 vaccine events, respective staff members joined forces to collaborate. The success of the event is also tied to the compassion and professionalism displayed by the volunteers, including Douglas County Fairgrounds staff,” says Michael Lasher, Douglas ESD superintendent.

Aviva Health and Douglas ESD are planning options for more people to receive vaccinations as more vaccines become available. The latest eligibility list published by OHA is available at https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/

“This was another great event with Douglas ESD,” says KC Bolton, CEO of Aviva Health. “We’re proud of our partnership and look forward to getting even more of our Douglas County neighbors vaccinated in the weeks to come.”

Public health experts say the vaccine, in combination with other sensible safety measures like masking, social distancing and handwashing, offers the best protection from COVID-19 and continued community spread.

As a result of the Jan. 30 and Feb. 3 vaccine clinics, more than 900 people were vaccinated

If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccine availability in Douglas County, please email vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org or call 211.