OCCHD Working To Increase Vaccine Appointments For Phase 3

Wednesday, March 10th 2021, 8:12 am

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is working to increase COVID-19 vaccine appointments now that more than half of the state's population is eligible in phase 3.

They plan to do 2,500 vaccine appointments at the Reed Center Wednesday, and this event is already full.

The OCCHD says getting people the vaccine now boils down to two major things: space and vaccine supply.

When it comes to space, the county says they've been trying to plan ahead. They're trying to get larger places to open up as vaccine clinics, this includes the Reed Center, Oklahoma City Community College, and different high schools.

The health department says they do have enough vaccines to make it all possible.

They're expecting another estimated 3,600 doses of the vaccine to come within the week, and they say the size of these clinics will start to grow regularly.

"When we get more vaccines, we can put more doses out there. We can have more clinics and get more people vaccinated and now that's coming to fruition," said Molly Fleming for the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.

The county is urging anyone who's trying to schedule a vaccine to log onto vaxokc.com.