Of the 111 new COVID-19 cases in Douglas County last week, 110 were found in people who had not been vaccinated, the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported Friday.
The team reported 23 new cases in Douglas County Friday.
The team said in a press release that getting vaccinated is the most critical thing county residents need to do to end the pandemic.
The goal is to achieve herd immunity with 70 to 90% of the community vaccinated before the virus has a chance to mutate into a form the vaccines can’t protect against.
According to the Oregon Health Authority, 66.2% of Oregonians have been vaccinated. The health authority reported 41.3% of Douglas County residents or 39,210 people have been vaccinated. According to the county, that figure is low and 51.4% of its residents had already been vaccinated as of May 25.
The Douglas County Tiger Team is bringing free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via mobile medical vans.
Free pop-up vaccine clinics will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Orenco Systems, 814 Airway Ave., Sutherlin; from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oakland City Hall, 637 NE Locust St.; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Glide Rural Fire Station, 18910 N. Umpqua Highway.
The Tiger Team will travel to businesses, fire departments, farms or towns to provide pop-up clinics. More information is available at 541-670-3110 or at the COVID-19 Hotline at 541-464-6550.
Aviva Health operates a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic at 4221 NE Stephens St., Suite 101 in Roseburg, across from its main Roseburg clinic near Costco. It offers free vaccines by appointment to residents 12 and older. To schedule an appointment, contact 541-672-9596.
Vaccines are also available from many primary health care providers and local pharmacies.
Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can call 541-672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/.
Roseburg VA Medical Center offers vaccines to its patients as well. Contact 541-440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.
For the first time in more than 14 months, the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team is no longer posting updates on Saturdays or Sundays. Updates from the weekend will instead be posted in Monday updates, the team said.
Eleven county residents are currently hospitalized with the illness, five locally and six out of the area.
Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 193 people who have COVID-19 and are in isolation, as well as another 481 people who have been in contact with an infected person and are in quarantine.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 330 new COVID-19 cases Saturday and five new deaths.