Sky Lakes Medical Center will host two special COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week for Klamath County residents 80 and older.

Vaccinations are by appointment only and will be given 12:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11,  and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, on the fourth floor in the original medical center.

Schedule your appointment by calling 1-833-606-4370 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Appointments cannot be made on site and walk-ins are not accepted.

Once people are scheduled, their doses are assured. Second doses can be scheduled at this week’s clinics.

According to the Oregon Health Authority’s phased distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, individuals 80 and older are now eligible for vaccinations. The distribution plan also specifies that people who are:

·         75 and older will become eligible for vaccination next week;

·         70 and older on February 21; and

·         65 and older on February 28.

Vaccination of anyone in any of the groups depends entirely on the limited number of doses we receive from the Oregon Health Authority.  We will schedule individuals in those groups only after we verify the number of available doses.