OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma’s Department of Health announces new vaccine changes direct from the White House.
The state said Oklahoma would receive 48,000 additional vaccines within the next week. And with new recommendations from the White House, the importance of getting the rapidly distributed vaccines now is even higher.
“The revised plan means the vaccine will be available at unprecedented levels,” said Keith Reed, deputy commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Health.
The Oklahoma Department of Health announced major changes to federal vaccine distribution.
“As the Trump administration̵7;s latest announcement, Oklahoma expects more vaccines will be available in the coming days,” Reed said. Start allocating vaccines based on state-by-state burn rates “
This means that the faster states handle vaccines, the sooner they’ll be vaccinated.
The news comes nearly a week after the Oklahoma Department of Health launched a vaccine distribution portal.
Reed said that on Wednesday morning nearly 400,000 Oklahomans had signed up for the vaccine using the portal.
“226,270 were among the 2nd phase eligible,” Reed said, “out of 10,239 people were eligible for Phase 1.”
The state also addressed concerns about some Oklahomans without access to the online portal.
211 will delete their information.
“If someone does not have access to the technology to be able to access the portal and connect that way, they are collecting contact information, finding county housing and contacting the county’s health department,” Reed said.
Reed emphasized patience with the portal and the overall launch of the vaccine. Tell the state to continue to make changes as needed
“We are happy with what happened so far. But we’re not happy that we did everything right, ”Reed said.“ There’s no time to waste. We continue to focus on vaccinating Oklahomans as quickly and as efficiently as possible. ”
The Oklahoma Department of Health also warned of vaccine scams. Any advertisement or offer for early access to a vaccine in exchange for payment is totally fraudulent.