OCCHD Prepares For First COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, January 6th 2021, 5:50 am
By: Ashley Holden

Oklahoma City -

Slots are full for Thursday's COVID-19 vaccine clinic through the Oklahoma City County Health Department.

It took about three minutes for slots to fill for the over one thousand doses that will be given at Mercy Hospital on Memorial Road.

The OCCHD is asking those that don't have an appointment to not show up.

OCCHD told News 9 anyone who secured a spot should have gotten an email confirming your appointment with instructions. When you show up you to have an ID with your date of birth because this clinic is specifically for people 65-years-old and up. 

If you are not the right age, they will turn you away and give that vaccine to a healthcare worker.

It will be up to Mercy who is allowed into the hospital, even if it's just to assist someone getting the vaccine. 

Those who do get their first shot will get a card that tells them when to get their second dose, but that might not be at Mercy.

"We are too far out to say if Mercy's going to be the site," said Communications Supervisor for OCCHD Molly Fleming. "So I don't know about that, but I know they will have a date on a card."

Fleming said each person will need to pay attention to the state scheduling website to see when they can find a location offering the second dose. It's very important people don't lose their vaccine card, so they know when to go back.

For those still waiting, future vaccine dates have yet to be scheduled.