The Tulsa Health Department continues to vaccinate anyone ages 6 months and up with COVID-19 vaccine clinic locations across Tulsa County.
Tulsa Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
THD has COVID-19 vaccine clinics at four of its main sites: James O. Goodwin Health Center, Central Regional Health Center, North Regional Health and Wellness Center and Sand Springs Health Center. Appointments are required at THD and can be scheduled online or by calling 918-582-9355. Clients need to bring an ID and copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card to the appointment. Those 6 months to 17 years old will need a parent or guardian present for consent to receive the vaccine. View What to Expect at Your Appointment
Click below to schedule an appointment at the following Tulsa Health Department locations:
The vaccine is widely available at many local doctors’ offices, heath care systems, pharmacies and big retail chains like Walmart. View opportunities: bit.ly/VaxTulsaCo
COVID-19 Vaccines Available
The Tulsa Health Department is administering the COVID-19 vaccine in alignment with CDC clinical recommendations. Four COVID-19 vaccines are approved or authorized in the United States:
- Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) CDC recommends that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine only be considered in certain situations, due to safety concerns.
COVID-19 vaccine recommendations are based on three things:
- Your age
- The vaccine you first received, and
- The length of time since your last dose
People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.
Bivalent Booster Dose
The bivalent boosters are called “updated” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5. Two COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, Pfizer and Moderna, have developed updated COVID-19 boosters.
Updated COVID-19 boosters became available on:
- September 2, 2022 for people aged 12 years and older
- October 12, 2022 for people aged 5–11 years
- December 9, 2022 for children aged 6 months–4 years who completed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series
- March 17, 2023 for children aged 6 months–4 years who completed their 3-dose primary series with the original Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
If you have received your updated booster dose, you are currently up to date. There is not a recommendation to get another updated booster dose.
Everyone 6 Months and Older Should Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccination has many benefits and is an important tool to help protect you from severe illness, hospitalization, and death. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, schedule your appointment. Here's what to expect when getting your COVID-19 Vaccine.
Before your Appointment
These tips from CDC will help you know what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you, and resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated.
When you arrive at your appointment, you'll be asked to fill out a COVID-19 worksheet with some basic information about yourself. You can fill the form out before you arrive to expediate your visit.
The appointment will usually be completed in under an hour, including the 15 minute observation period following receiving the vaccine. Locations are accessible and wheelchairs are onsite for those that need mobility assistance. Support individuals can escort patients for their appointment. Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) staff are available at our Central Regional Health Center and James Goodwin Health Center locations. We also have a "language line" to call for an interpreter who can speak other languages.
There is no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. An administrative fee may be billed to insurance.
Side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine can vary from person to person. Some people experience a little discomfort and can continue to go about their day. Others have side effects that affect their ability to do daily activities. Side effects generally go away in a few days. Even if you don’t experience any side effects, your body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. Adverse events (serious health problems) are rare but can cause long-term health problems. They usually happen within six weeks of getting a vaccine.
The most commonly reported side effects were:
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Pain at the injection site
THD works with community partners to accommodate requests for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic onsite at your business or organization.
COVID-19 vaccination record requests can be made in person at any of the Tulsa Health Department immunization clinic locations listed above or by phone at 918-582-9355. You can also fax a request sent to 918-595-4043.