Firefighters Helping Vaccinate OKC Residents At Home In Collaboration With OCCHD


Wednesday, October 20th 2021, 10:54 pm
By: Barry Mangold


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is working with the fire department to vaccinate homebound residents against COVID-19. 

Firefighters have inoculated more than 100 people in their homes so far, according to OCCHD. 

“It took me a while to get the shot, I’m not going to lie,” said Sheniqua Johnson, who got vaccinated at home with her mother, who is homebound. “But, I mean, my family members have caught it and it did get worse.” 

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, nearly half of Oklahomans 12 years old and older are fully vaccinated against the virus. 

The director of OCCHD, Dr. Patrick McGough said making house calls for shots is another step in the effort to reduce the chance Oklahomans have a severe reaction to the virus. 

“Making sure the COVID-19 vaccines were accessible to all residents was one of our main goals when vaccinations became available. Everyone deserves to be protected from this deadly virus.” 

The department said 167 homebound residents have gotten the shot so far. To set up an appointment, call OCCHD at 405-425-4489