No Appointment Needed At Tulsa Area Casino Vaccine Clinics Held By Tribes


By Jamison Keefover


Tribes in Oklahoma are offering COVID-19 vaccines to everyone and they are making the process easier with walk-in and drive-thru clinics where no appointment is necessary.

The Osage Nation held a vaccination event at the Osage Nation Downtown Tulsa Casino on Saturday.

They administered Moderna and Johnson & Johnson doses. People were lining up hours before the event started

“They were here at 7 am especially for the Johnson and Johnson shot,” said Byron Bighorse, CEO of Osage Casino Gaming Enterprise. “Everybody seems to want the single dose. I’ve taken the Moderna, I’m able to take my second shot today.”

Bighorse was just one of many getting their second dose at the event.

The Osage Nation has held weekly vaccination clinics in Pawhuska and surrounding areas.

They also offer vaccines at their health clinic.

The walk-in event in Tulsa worked out better for some people though.

“It was just easier to do it here and on the weekend,” said Burgess Shaw of Sand Springs. “I live in Sand Springs so it’s only about a 20 minute drive instead of an hour drive. Also, I work in the schools, I work for Collinsville as a teacher and coach. It’s

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