FEMA, OHA bring mobile vaccination unit to Florence Nov. 8 to 14

The FEMA Mobile Vaccination Unit provides free vaccines throughout Oregon.

Nov. 6, 2021 — The Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., will host the FEMA mobile vaccination unit next week, Monday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 14. The clinic will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day and is organized by the Oregon Health Authority. 

The City of Florence has posted the details from OHA to www.eventcenter.org/general/page/drive-thru-free-covid-testing-vaccinations.

The Mobile Vaccination Unit has been making the rounds across the state bringing vaccines free of charge to everyone who is eligible. It comes courtesy of FEMA, which responded to OHA’s request for assistance to establish and support the unit. The federal agency also provides personnel, financial assistance, equipment and supplies. The bus most recently pulled into Jackson County where, in just two hours, more than 100 people received vaccines.

“We’ve certainly seen a lot of folks who are scared of needles,” said Chris Rushing, OHA field operations manager and FEMA liaison. “I had one lady that just said, ‘Hey will you hold my hand while I get the vaccination.’ So, I held her hand.  It went great. There are a lot of stories like that. We certainly have a lot of instances of people wanting to get the information, then going home to think about it and coming back on another day. That’s really what we want—for people to make educated decisions about what is right for them.”

Find information on the mobile vaccination unit from OHA at covidblog.oregon.gov/mobile-vaccination-unit-gives-people-easy-access-information-and-support/.

  • Everyone in Oregon 12 and older is eligible
  • The vaccine is free to anyone who is eligible
  • No ID is necessary
  • No appointment is necessary

Individuals can visit https://getvaccinated.oregon.gov/#/ to find locations of vaccinations, including the mobile unit. If they go to the locator map and enter Florence, a list of locations and offerings is provided.