IMMY Labs To Host Mega Vaccination Pod

Friday, February 19th 2021, 10:05 am
By: Tevis Hillis

Next week vaccine distribution will amp up as the state expects to see more COVID-19 vaccines and mass distribution.

 "We are expecting to receive an additional 25% from Pfizer as we begin vaccinating teachers and adults with comorbidities next week," said Deputy Commissioner of Health Keith Reed. 

The state will allow teachers, staff, and those 18-years and older with comorbidities to get the vaccine.

They expect to receive more than 135,000 new doses of the vaccine next week.

IMMY Labs still plans on hosting their first mega pod Monday.

They opened up appointments last week that filled in only 45 minutes.

IMMY set aside 2,000 doses just for educators and another bunch for those 65-years and older who were unable to get the vaccine earlier.

They plan to get 10,000 people vaccinated on Monday.

"This is an effort where we are taking IMMY's allotment and our allotment and really trying to pull those resources together," said Sara King with the Oklahoma State Department of Health. 

Vaccinations start at 7 a.m. Monday.

Those in the next priority group will have an opportunity to sign up for a vaccine beginning next week.