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Tulsa health officials release possible timeline for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 16:42:19-05

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa health officials announced the possible timeline for COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, Dec. 9th.

Ellen Niemitalo with the Tulsa Health Department announced the timeline but said it all depends on when the vaccines are approved. She said the hope is, after the vaccine is approved and available, it could be shipped on the Dec. 15th and received at designated facilities on Dec. 16th.

She said the administration of the vaccine could start as soon as Dec. 17th.

Tulsa health officials release potential timeline for COVID-19 vaccine

Tulsa Health Department's Dr. Dart said COVID-19 is now the seventh leading cause of death in Tulsa County compared to 2018 reports.

Last Friday, THD updated the COVID-19 zip code map. There are now four shades of risks.

READ MORE: Tulsa Health Department adds new color to show higher risk on zip code map

Dart said upcoming holiday celebrations need to continue to be different this year. Dart suggested modifying family traditions and choosing safe ways to celebrate the holidays. He recommended the continues washing of hands, watching social distancing and wearing a mask.

WATCH Tulsa officials provide a COVID-19 update below:

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