Monday marks the first day of mass distribution and opening the state up to a larger group allowed to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
As part of the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, teachers and school staff are now eligible for vaccines and they are part of a massive event by IMMY Labs in Norman.
“Let’s do something where we can get a lot of people in on these first doses,” said JT Harrison with IMMY Labs.
10,000 doses in 14 hours is the plan, but IMMY labs say they have their distribution running as efficiently as possible.
“They keep walking, and they get into a chair in the ballroom. Once you are seated in the chair, the nurses come to you,” said Harrison.
IMMY labs will have just about 280 chairs ready to get people in there vaccinated.
Once they get the vaccine, they will have to wait for 15 minutes in the chair before leaving as a precautionary method.
Teams are joining together to help. IMMY says they have OSDH, the district six-team, Goddard Health services, and Norman Regional Hospital all working inside the embassy suites hotel.
With 10,000 doses available, signups were filled in 45 minutes with Oklahomans from across the state ready to be vaccinated.
While they plan to get thousands vaccinated, IMMY will be ready to get them their second dose soon.
“Around the 21-day mark is what Pfizer recommends we will do a second dose pod,” said Harrison.