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County rolls out new opportunities to get COVID vaccinations


April 7, 2021

MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS volunteer Dr. Terri Homer of Corvallis administers a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination to Joel Johnson, 42, of Albany, Wednesday, at Albany Helping Hands.

Linn County Public Health and its Samaritan Health and Medical Reserve Corps partners have dispensed more than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in recent weeks.

But county staff and volunteers have also been busy rolling out a new Mercedes Sprinter van that is being outfitted into a mobile health center that can reach every corner of the county year-round.

Linn County Health Services Emergency Manager Neva Anderson said the four-wheel-drive unit cost about $100,000 and was purchased with federal CARES Act funds.

Linn County commissioners also allocate...

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