The Tulsa Health Department (THD) continues to coordinate vaccine distribution and administration in accordance with the Oklahoma COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Framework
State of Oklahoma Vaccine Plan
In the short-term, the State of Oklahoma's main priority is to ensure that healthcare professionals who are on the front lines are the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The state is following a detailed, phased plan that will ensure Oklahomans who are most at risk from COVID-19 receive the vaccine. The majority of Oklahomans will have access to the vaccine sometime in 2021, depending on the phase of the plan they fall into. Widespread access to the vaccine for the general public is anticipated later in 2021. As further shipments of vaccine are received, Oklahomans will receive updates on when the vaccine is ready for them to take and where they can access it.
Phases of Vaccine Plan
The distribution of the vaccine is broken out into four broad phases in Oklahoma's plan. This allows 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.
- Tulsa County is currently working to complete Phase 1 while transitioning into select priority groups within Phase 2.
When Can I Get Scheduled?
As of January 6, 2021, Oklahomans can visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health's COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler Portal to enter their personal information to determine their eligibility to receive the vaccine within Oklahoma’s priority phase plan and receive notifications when the vaccine is available to them. As our state advances in our phased approach to vaccine distribution, the system will notify and allow individuals in additional priority groups and phases the opportunity to schedule their appointment starting every Thursday for the following week.
Please note that eligibility also doesn’t mean you’ll be able to receive an appointment right away. 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.
If you’re not currently eligible to receive the vaccine or if there are no appointments available in your area based on vaccine supply, registering in advance will ensure you are notified by email when your appointment is available.
- 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. However, they are not equipped to serve as a "help desk" that could provide IT support for people with issues on the portal. OSDH is working toward a future version of the portal that would have access to an IT help desk function, but it is not something that is currently available
As a reminder, there is no list for Oklahomans to be added to in order to be included in the state’s phased approach to vaccine distribution. The Vaccine Scheduler Portal is a tool to help notify eligible Oklahomans when and where they can receive the vaccine when an appointment is available to them. The Tulsa Health Department will also provide information on our website and social media as we move through the various populations to let people know what they need to do when the time comes.
Please review the status in Tulsa County below. New appointments in Tulsa County are typically added each Wednesday evening:
- Healthcare Workers in Phase 1 and 2: Register at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov to be notified by email with instructions on how to schedule.
- First Responders: Register at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov to be notified by email with instructions on how to schedule.
- Oklahomans age 65 and over: Register at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov to be notified by email with instructions on how to schedule.
- Oklahomans of any age with comorbidities: Not available at this time.
- Teachers and staff in Pre-K-12 schools and educational settings: Not available at this time.
- Staff and residents in congregate locations and worksites: Not available at this time.
- Senior state, county, and city government leaders and elected officials: Not available at this time.
If you received your first COVID-19 vaccine dose with the Tulsa Health Department, at this time, please return to the same location 21 (Pfizer) or 28 (Moderna) days after your first dose. No appointments are necessary. We request that you time it at the same time as your first appointment and 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. Please call 918-582-9355 with questions.
Priority populations and phases remain flexible as the virus infection rates and access to health care among populations may change. Please keep in mind that an effort of this magnitude will not happen overnight. It will take some time and our efforts will continue over the days, weeks and months following initial receipt of the vaccine. We ask for patience and understanding as public health officials progress through this complicated endeavor.
Follow the Three W's
In the meantime, it’s vital that Oklahomans continue to take the necessary steps to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Everyone should continue to wear a mask, wash their hands and watch their distance as ways to truly prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 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.