Oklahomans 65 & Older Eligible to Obtain COVID-19 Vaccine in Tulsa County

Tulsa County will make the COVID-19 vaccine available to more people as they move into the second phase of the vaccine distribution plan.

That means people 65 and over can get it, but you have to get an appointment and a lot of people are frustrated that they can’t get an appointment just yet. Officials said the appointment slots are based on the number of cans available.

The change began Monday and was the first time large numbers of people other than first responders or health care workers in Tulsa County have received the vaccine

For the past few weeks, the Tulsa County Health Department has been administering vaccines to a clinic in the Exchange Building on the fairgrounds, but has urged reporters to avoid posting the location as it was limited to appointments made by the group with the highest priority were occupied.

With permissions now expanding to more people, the health department has changed the location of its clinic and expects to deliver 520 doses per day this week by appointment. All appointments for this week are full, and the next group of appointments for all districts opens on Thursday at 8am

Appointments can only be set after people register on the Oklahoma vaccine portal. This system notifies people of their eligibility and allows them to try to book an appointment if one is available. People did not get the vaccine in their home country.

Anyone unable to register online can call 211 for assistance with the process. However, this system receives a record volume of calls and long waits are routine. More dates will open up as counties receive more vaccines and their delivery systems speed up.

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