Friday, January 29, 2021

Oklahoma Ranks 7th for Vaccine Doses Administered

Statistics show that Oklahoma is one of the best when it comes to administering doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Oklahoma currently ranks 7th in the nation for the number of vaccines given.  

According to health care officials, other states are calling wanting to know how Oklahoma is doing it.  Oklahoma Deputy Health Commissioner Keith Reed said, “I think our plan was built around the strengths that we know that we have as a state.”  

Officials note that there are still many more to be vaccinated but the process is moving forward.  Health officials estimate they have vaccinated nearly one-third of the state’s senior population that desire the shot.

Reed said that the state has roughly followed the procedures that have been implemented in the past for distributing flu vaccines. Officials have been reaching out to the citizens through those same clinics and health care professionals and basically using the same system but just ramping out the rollout.

Reed noted that the state is operating with a major sense of urgency.  He said, “We know we always have more to do.”

Those who desire to get the vaccine are encouraged to go to the Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine portal online and sign up.

Frank McCoy, News Staff

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