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Healthcare workers trapped in snow vaccinate other drivers stuck on highways in Oregon

Grants Pass, Oregon — An Oregon healthcare worker caught in a storm on the way home from the COVID-19 vaccination event injected a car-to-car stranded driver before some doses expired. The Josephine County Public Health Service said on Facebook that an “immediate vaccine clinic” was held after Tuesday’s vaccination clinic, after about 20 employees were stopped on the highway.

CBS Medford KTVL-TV, an Oregon affiliate, reported that it was stranded near Hayes Hill on its way to Grants Pass after staffing at the Illinois Valley High School Vaccine Clinic.

The Department of Health said in a Facebook post that six doses were assigned for the Grants Pass people, but “snow meant they wouldn’t reach them before their doses expired.” ..

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Healthcare workers in Josephine County, Oregon, vaccinated fellow drivers stuck on the freeway during a storm near Grants Pass on January 26, 2021.

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KTVL explained that the dose expires 6 hours after opening.

Not wanting to waste them, the staff walked from car to car, giving people the opportunity to get the vaccine. I had a county ambulance at hand for safety.

Officials said all doses were given, including one dose, to employees of the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office who eventually quit with others after arriving at the vaccination clinic too late. ..

Mike Weber, director of public health in Josephine County, said this was “one of the coolest projects he has participated in.”

Healthcare workers trapped in snow vaccinate other drivers stuck on highways in Oregon

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