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First Tulsan to get COVID vaccine prepares for second dose

Posted at 9:34 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 10:08:09-05

TULSA, Okla. — While some priority groups from phase one are still waiting on a first dose, Oklahoma begins phase two of COVID-19 vaccinations.

The announcement came Monday afternoon during a virtual press conference.

State officials also revealed new scheduling options expected to launch soon, including a vaccine appointment scheduling app.

READ MORE: OSDH: New vaccine scheduling app to be available as early as Jan. 7

“We’ll announce how to access the app, once it’s fully functional, on Thursday,” said Oklahoma Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye. “So, stay tuned for more details.”

Dr. Frye also said non-internet scheduling options will also be available.

When this shot is finally accessible to more people, Dr. Jeffrey Goodloe, the first Tulsan to get the COVID-19 vaccine, hopes they choose to take it.

“I don’t get vaccinated just for me,” Dr. Goodloe said. “I get vaccinated for all the people I care about, that I work with.”

State officials also mentioned that 90 vaccination points of distribution or PODS scattered around the state are scheduled to launch this week to help administer vaccinations faster.

Officials report Oklahoma received about 32,550 doses this week. They do not know how many will be shipped next week.

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