Okla. Ranks 17th In Nation For Vaccine Distribution

Tuesday, January 12th 2021, 7:33 am
By: Caleb Califano

A panel of doctors discussed Oklahoma's COVID-19 vaccine distribution during News 9 Political Analyst, Scott Michell's Facebook live Monday night.

The four doctors point out Oklahoma is currently ranked 17th in the nation for vaccine distribution.

Breaking down the numbers, the state received more than 260,000 doses, but so far they've only given out just over 150,000 shots.

The doctors say that's not really an Oklahoma issue, but an issue for the nation as a whole, and ultimately wasn't very well planned out.

"Having the vaccine is awesome but the vaccine on a shelf does nobody any good. We are seeing now that the more important part of vaccine development is probably vaccine distribution," said Dr. David Chansolme from Integtris.

Chansolme goes on to say vaccine distribution will soon have to expand beyond the hospital systems, and eventually bring the vaccine into the communities like schools and churches to really want to see their full effect.