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Jefferson County Public Health will give vaccines to 650 people at First Baptist Church on Wednesday

People 65 and older are welcome to get a Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus Wednesday, March 17 from noon to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Madras at 85 NE A St. in Madras.

All persons eligible include health care workers, first responders, educators, childcare workers, and people age 65 and older.

"We are going through every single name on our wait list," says county Public Health Director Michael Baker, "to see if they're interested in participating in getting a vaccine right away."

The Public Health Department will hold another vaccination clinic Friday at the Ranch Chapel on Crooked River Ranch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

People who want to participate in either of these clinics can call the Jefferson County Public Health Department for an appointment at 541-475-4456.

"At the end of the day, we'll see how many doses we have left." Baker says people who want doses but couldn't make an appointment for any reason, can come during the last hour of the clinic in case no-shows allow for available doses. "We're not going to walk out of there without making sure every dose gets into the community."

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