1,600 COVID-19 Vaccines Expected To Be Given At National Cowboy And Western Heritage Museum

Wednesday, January 27th 2021, 6:25 am
By: Jordan Dafnis

Oklahoma City -

The National Heritage Museum is normally a place where people go to look back at parts of history. On Wednesday, it is becoming a part of history in a different way.

1,600 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed at the museum Wednesday. This is part of the state's goal to get these vaccines cranked out.

Governor Kevin Stitt said in a press conference Tuesday, "My goal is to get 2 million out the door before Memorial Day. So, I am trying to get 2 million out the door and get our summers back."

The Governor says the state is getting vaccines out within seven days of them hitting the state. 

In recent forums the State health department has said one of the challenges they are facing is supply. They have been getting fewer doses of the vaccine than they need to meet the demand. They are hoping in the coming weeks they will continue to see an increase in the number of available to give to Oklahoman's.

Governor Stitt says distribution events like the one at the Western Heritage Museum are critical and they have been a joint effort.

"When the county, our private sector churches come together with the state health department these are the things that can happen," Gov. Stitt said.

Wednesday at 1:30 the Oklahoma State department of public health will be hosting a briefing to update the public on vaccine rollout efforts.