The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced Thursday that over 500,000 vaccines have been administered to Oklahomans. This includes over 100,000 Oklahomans who have completed the full vaccination series of both prime and boost doses.
“We are pleased to be making progress on this,” said Keith Reed, the Deputy Commissioner of Health. “We have over 100,000 Oklahomans that are now fully vaccinated.”
The state department of health said it has administered more than half a million doses. That has surpassed the total of 397,065 COVID-19 cases since March.
“Next week we are going to get a modest increase,” said Reed. “This week we received a combined source of 103,000. We will get around 107,500 next week is what it looks like.”
Also happening next week, Reed said about 73 independent pharmacies will start receiving vaccines through a federal program.
“From what we understand it is going to be about 11,300 doses,” said Reed.
Focus has still remained heavily on vaccinating the 65 plus age group. Reed said they don’t plan on opening appointments up for the next group until there’s more supply or not enough demand.
More good news also came Thursday. The Oklahoma City-County Health Department plans to hold a mega vaccine pod in the future.
We’ll have the capacity to vaccinate up to 6,000 people a day in our county and this will be for 6-7 days a week,” said Dr. Patrick McGough.
OCCHD said there is not a set date for that yet.