OSDH: Mega POD Put On Hold After Miscommunication Of Where Vaccine Supply Would Come From


Tuesday, February 9th 2021, 2:30 pm
By: Erica Rankin


OKLAHOMA CITY -

In the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s vaccine update Tuesday, the Deputy Commissioner of Health Keith Reed said the Mega POD from FEMA has been put on hold for the time being.

Reed said there was a misunderstanding on where the allocation of vaccine would come from. At first, it was understood that the federal government would supply the vaccine for the mega POD.

As it turns out, Reed said the vaccines for the POD would need to come from the state’s allocation. He said it is extremely frustrating to have to relay the news to Oklahomans.

For now, the POD has been set aside.

Reed said if it changes and FEMA would be able to bring in their own separate allocation, they will then put the idea back in place.

The mega POD would be able to administer about 6,000 vaccines per day, OSDH officials said.