Tulsa County Enter Phase 2 Of Vaccine Distribution Plan


By: News On 6, Kristen Weaver


Oklahoma has distributed thousands of vaccines in the past few weeks.

The Tulsa Health Department began distribution two weeks ago and now they’re beginning phase 2 of the vaccination plan But they said that doesn’t mean everyone in phase 2 can get the shot right away. The health department says first responders and some health care workers fall into phase 2 two and they’re next in line to get the vaccine.

It’s been only two weeks since health care workers distributed the first COVID-19 vaccine in Tulsa county since then, thousands of people have rolled up their sleeves.

“So far, Tulsa county received 15,000 doses and received 5,000 expected today or tomorrow,” said Ellen Niemitalo with the Tulsa Health Department.

She said the vaccine has been given mostly to people in phase one so far, which includes frontline workers and long-term care facilities. Now, they’re starting on phase 2.

“First responders in Tulsa county can access the vaccine this week and go through the health department drive through,” Niemitalo said.

Niemitalo said other health care workers like those in urgent care clinics in phase 2 can also get the shot right now

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