The Tulsa Health Department continues to vaccinate anyone ages 16 and up with new expanded COVID-19 vaccine clinic locations across Tulsa County.
When Can I Get Scheduled?
Oklahoma Vaccine Portal
Visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health's COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler Portal to enter your personal information to receive notifications to schedule an appointment. Appointment availability will depend on vaccine supply in each county, which changes from week to week as the state receives more vaccine doses from the federal government. The Vaccine Scheduler Portal is a tool to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a health department.
- The Tulsa Health Department is unable to assist with technical support for the Oklahoma Vaccine Portal due to it being created and managed by Oklahoma State Department of Health. Here is their FAQ page for questions or you may also follow OSDH News for the latest updates and news.
- 211 is a resource to help people with their questions and assist as they are able to with understanding and accessing the vaccine portal/resources.
There are other ways to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Healthcare systems and pandemic providers are given vaccine allocations and are utilizing their own system to schedule appointments. Everyone follows the state's priority framework. View opportunities: bit.ly/VaxTulsaCo
Tulsa Health Department Clinic Status
THD is vaccinating anyone age 16 and up as of April 7, 2021. New appointments at THD's Vaccine Clinic are typically added to the Oklahoma Vaccine Portal each Wednesday evening for the following week. Use the email sent from the portal with the “Click here” link emailed to you to schedule. This link does not expire and is the only method to check for appointment availability. No further emails will be sent.
Different COVID-19 Vaccines
Currently, there are three different COVID-19 vaccines given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA in the United States. The best COVID-19 vaccine is the first one that is available to you. Do not wait for a specific brand. All currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and reduce your risk of severe illness.
|Vaccine Brand Name||Who Can Get this Vaccine||How Many Shots You Will Need||When Are You Fully Vaccinated?|
|Pfizer-BioNTech||People 16 years and older*||2 shots
Given 3 weeks (21 days) apart
|2 weeks after your second shot|
|Moderna||People 18 years and older||2 shots
Given 4 weeks (28 days) apart
|2 weeks after your second shot|
|Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (temporarily paused)||People 18 years and older||1 shot||2 weeks after your shot|
*16- and 17-year-olds can receive the Pfizer vaccine with parental consent and with a parent present at the vaccination site.
If you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction to any ingredient in the vaccine you are scheduled to receive, you should not get that vaccine. If you have been instructed not to get one type of COVID-19 vaccine, you may still be able to get another type. Learn more information for people with allergies.
THD Vaccine Clinic
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. View more about What to Expect at Your Appointment
If You Received Your First Dose from THD
If you received your first or "prime" vaccine dose with the Tulsa Health Department, at this time, please return to our vaccine clinic 21 (Pfizer) or 28 (Moderna) days after your first dose. Your appointment for your second dose will be made on-site. You will receive a handout with your scheduled appointment time for your second dose. Please bring your vaccine card with you. Do not schedule an appointment through the Oklahoma Vaccine Portal even if you receive a reminder to do so. You will not receive a reminder email from the portal for your second dose. Please note that THD’s vaccine clinic is not open on the weekends. Call 918-582-9355 with questions.
If You Received Your First Dose at other County Health Department/Pandemic Provider
If the facility you received your first or "prime" dose from gives you specific instructions on what to do to receive a second dose, i.e. a scheduling card or other instructions, you should follow those instructions. If not, you can use the Oklahoma Vaccine Portal to schedule your second dose at another vaccine clinic including THD. Please bring your vaccine card with you. The Oklahoma State Department of Health has instructions regarding different paths you can follow to secure a second dose appointment. Call 918-582-9355 with questions.
What if I can't return or schedule on the exact day?
Recommendations for your second dose for Pfizer is 21 days and Moderna is 28 days. The doses may be administered up to 4 days before. The Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance that the second dose should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval and a delay in vaccination is unavoidable, the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be administered up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. If a dose is administered after the recommended day (late) or this extended interval, it is still a “valid” dose. The first dose does not need to be repeated.
If I get COVID-19 after my first dose, do I still need to get my second dose?
If you get COVID-19 after receiving your first dose, you should still receive your second dose. The second dose will still be effective in protecting you from COVID-19 in the future. It is recommended that you quarantine for at least 10 days before receiving your second dose if you have contracted COVID-19. This is to protect the health and safety of the healthcare workers administering your vaccine, and will not impact the efficacy of your second dose.
CDC Guidance after Vaccination
The CDC has shared guidance for those who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series.
- Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and after their second dose for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
- CDC guidance recommends that fully vaccinated people can omit wearing masks in the following scenarios:
- Visiting other fully vaccinated people indoors
- Visiting with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease
- If you do choose to gather, we recommend keeping gatherings small, as larger gatherings still pose a risk of transmission.
- As weather permits, we encourage finding outdoor activities when gathering with friends and family.
- While a large majority of the Oklahoma population remains unvaccinated, OSDH recommends that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, should:
- Continue masking in public spaces where the vaccination status of others is uncertain and social distancing is not possible
- Continue monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19
- Consider testing for COVID-19 after exposure and isolate if symptoms develop
- Continue wearing a mask, washing your hands and watching your distance following visits to public places
It’s vital that Oklahomans continue to take the necessary steps to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. These actions, in conjunction with the vaccine plan, will make a huge difference in keeping our families and communities safe and healthy in the long term.
State of Oklahoma Vaccine Plan
The distribution of the vaccine was broken out into four broad phases in Oklahoma's plan. This allowed public health officials to plan generally for different scenarios, given the availability of a vaccine to the state. if you’d like to learn more detailed information about Oklahoma’s vaccine plan click here. If you have questions, please call our COVID-19 Call Center at 918-582-9355 to speak to a public health professional. The number of doses administered by all entities in each county across the state are reported to OSDH through OSIIS and numbers are reported out collectively statewide in their weekly epidemiology report.