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Jackson County Still In 'Extreme Risk' Amid Dropping Numbers: COVID Q&A

Developing a vaccine for meningitis B was tricky. Even the existing vaccine doesn't protect against all B strains.
Josef Muellek

Vaccines are being distributed, albeit slowly. And new case numbers of COVID-19 continue a downward trend in the region.

But Jackson County remains in the governor's "Extreme Risk" category, likely to the chagrin of Jackson County Health and Human Services. Dr. Jim Shames is the Medical Director at the agency.

He visits once a week to catch us up on COVID-19 issues and current concerns; he catches us up on recent mass vaccinations and pending in-person school resumptions. Ask your question at 800-838-3760 or JX@jeffnet.org.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.