Many people must drive miles to get a Covid-19 vaccine, but some travelers in southwestern Oregon had the vaccine come to them Tuesday under treacherous weather conditions.
Josephine County Public Health said their workers were returning from a mass vaccination clinic at Illinois Valley High School in Cave Junction when about 20 members of the group became stranded in a snowstorm at Hayes Hill.
There were still six leftover doses of the vaccine in their possession.
To keep those doses from going unused before they expired, the health department said their workers went from car to car to offer people the opportunity to get a shot.
An ambulance was on standby nearby in case any recipients experienced an adverse reaction.
All six doses were administered to the waylaid motorists. The Josephine County Health Department said one recipient turned out to be a sheriff’s office employee who had intended to be at the earlier mass vaccination site but got stuck in the snow.