Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2021
Schedules Shots for Oklahomans
The Health Department currently has no
telephone enrollment available.
(January 10, 2021) Oklahomans can register online immediately for a COVID-19 vaccination and be notified by the Health Department as soon as vaccine becomes available for their age or occupation or health situation.
The website, www.vaccinate.oklahoma.gov opened on January 7, 2021. Within 48 hours, 270,000 Oklahomans had registered, the Health Department reported, about half of them currently eligible for the vaccine.
About 110,000 shots have been administered statewide since vaccine distribution began a few weeks ago.
Currently, the nearest vaccination site to Love County is the Ardmore Convention Center, 2401 N. Rockford Rd., with an all-day clinic (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) on Tuesdays. So far in January, the only patients declared eligible for the vaccine are first responders, healthcare workers, and Oklahomans age 65 and over.
Registering for the COVID-19 vaccine involves two steps.
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Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2021
Oklahoma has begun phase two of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Currently, the closest site for Love County residents to be inoculated is the Ardmore Convention Center, 2401 N. Rockford Rd. A weekly vaccine clinic is taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in January.
According to the state’s vaccine distribution plan, first responders are first to get the vaccine under phase two, and then it’s healthcare workers providing care for COVID-19 patients, following by adults 65 and older and then pre-K through 12th grade teachers and support staff.
Staff and residents in congregate locations are next, which includes prison staff and inmates.
Announcements will be sent to local media about who will be eligible at the vaccination events each week, according to Mendy Spohn, Regional Administrative Director for District 8 of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The Ardmore vaccine clinic on January 5 is for first responders, healthcare workers, and Oklahomans aged 65 and up.
Online appointments are available through links on the Love County Health Department Facebook page, but walk-ins also will be accepted throughout the day. Mornings are the busiest times at the clinic.
Other cities in Region 8 that are holding vaccine clinics are Ada, on Wednesdays at the Pontotoc Co. Agri-Plex, and Duncan, on Thursdays at the Stephens Co. Fair Grounds.
“We expect to open up quickly to other populations in Phase 2 as more vaccines are received,” Spohn said.
Posted on Friday, January 1st, 2021
Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
Vaccines Arriving: A health care worker handles a box of
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. It is the second vaccine to arrive
in Oklahoma since inoculations began mid-December 2020.
By Barbara W. Sessions
(December 28, 2020) Lake Country Nursing Center is anticipating receipt of COVID-19 vaccine any day. Long-term care residents and staff are in phase one for vaccine distribution in the state.
Lake Country’s allotment is being fulfilled by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services agency. CMS engaged with CVS and Walgreens to administer the vaccine at nursing homes. Walgreen staff will serve Lake Country residents and staff, according to administrator Shelia Isenberg.
Also in phase one are inpatient hospitals. The staff of Mercy Health/Love County received a supply of Pfizer vaccine December 17 from Mercy Ardmore. Ninety workers in the hospital, clinic, and emergency services were inoculated.
Health Department workers also are being inoculated in phase one so they can proceed to set up vaccine clinics around the state.
“Supply is ultimately what allows us to progress through our distribution plan,” said Oklahoma State Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed.
By December 31, the state expected to have close to 175,000 total doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, according to Reed.
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