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Health officials say Oklahoma is set to receive increase in COVID-19 vaccine

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 15:33:31-05

OKAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma State Department of Health provided an update on vaccine distribution across the state on Wednesday, saying the state is set to receive an increase of vaccines.

READ MORE: Over 590,000 Oklahomans register on OSDH COVID-19 vaccine scheduling app

Officials said Oklahoma is receiving a 16 percent vaccine supply increase next week. Most of this vaccine supply will go to the second doses to prioritize the booster shot.

Officials said this amount of vaccine supply should be consistent over the next three weeks, allowing officials to plan ahead.

At this time, 28 percent of the 635,000 Oklahomans, age 65 and older, are vaccinated. Officials said they are focusing on this priority group before moving onto the next group in order to allow ample opportunity for them to get vaccinated.

Officials said, they are also aware the technical side to schedule vaccine appointments is not best matched for the 65 and older priority group. Health officials will continue to monitor before moving forward to make sure they don't bring another group in and creating competition for appointments.

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