COVID-19 vaccinations are available at the Rogers County Health Department by appointment for all healthcare workers, first-responders, and people 65 years and older.
“Those eligible for signup include anyone in Phase 1, first-responders, healthcare workers, and anyone over the age of 65,” RCHD Health Educator Renetta Harrison said. “We are not accepting individuals with comorbidities under the age of 65 at this time. We hope to move into this tier shortly.”
Harrison said they received 250 vaccines this week.
“We will have a larger scale opportunity shortly,” she said.
Harrison said the appointments for vaccination clinics and the dates and locations of different points of distribution sites will be announced later this week.
“We are in the process of signing up physicians, clinics, and pharmacies to be pandemic providers,” she said.
Harrison said Walgreens and CVS are providing vaccinations in all long-term care facilities and nursing homes.
“If the public has questions they can always call us at (918) 341-3166,” she said.
Harrison recommended people follow the Rogers County Health Department Facebook Page.
“It will have updated information and the link for vaccination appointments for the following week,” she said.
Another tool that can be use to stay updated on vaccination information and scheduling is the online COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler Portal at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.
Only Oklahomans who are 65 and older, healthcare workers and/or first-responders will be able to schedule appointments. As the state advances through the phased vaccine distribution, the system will notify and allow individuals in additional priority groups and phases the opportunity to schedule their appointment, according to a media release from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Appointment availability will depend on vaccine supply in each county, which changes from week to week as the state receives more vaccine doses from the federal government, according to the media release.