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COVID-19 vaccine 'megapod' coming to Tulsa

Posted at 10:35 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 08:01:21-05

TULSA, Okla. — The City of Tulsa is gearing up to host a megapod vaccination site.

Dr. Bruce Dart, executive director with the Tulsa Health Department, said the federally run site is part of a plan from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and it is expected to administer more than 6,000 doses per day.

THD is currently in the process of selecting a site for it. There is no timetable for when it will open yet.

"The pod here that we're discussing will be manned by military and federal employees," Dr. Dart said.

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said Oklahoma is 6th in the nation for people who have received their first dose as a percent of population.

Bynum said Tulsa's coronavirus hospitalizations are going down but he’s asking Tulsans to remain cautious.

Plans for a megapod are also underway in Oklahoma County.

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department's executive director said the pod would offer vaccines six or seven days a week, and it could serve 35,000 people a week.

For the latest updates regarding the Tulsa Health Department's response to COVID-19, click here.

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