As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues, some school districts across the state plan to hold clinics for teachers and staff who are 65 and older in the coming days. One of those districts will be Oklahoma City Public Schools, the state’s largest.
OKCPS will hold its first vaccine clinic on Friday. As students return to in-person learning, officials hope the event will help limit the spread of COVID-19.
The district is partnering with Passport Health to get the shot to OKCPS employees who are 65 and older, but OKCPS is not the only district getting vaccines to employees.
Mustang Public Schools administered 186 Moderna vaccines to some of their staff last weekend, including those from Yukon, Piedmont and El Reno Public Schools.
“We’re heading in the right direction,” OU Chief COVID Officer Dr. Dale Bratzler said. “But we need to get a lot more doses out and I think we’re going to see a lot more doses start to come into Oklahoma.”
It's still uncertain when teachers under 65 can receive vaccinations. The Oklahoma State Department of Health says they still have not expanded to that point in their phase 2 plan.
OKCPS officials said they plan to hold more of these clinics moving forward.