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OSDH Vaccine Update 02.25.2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

OSDH will provide an end-of-day update on progress following any media availability or press conferences. 

If you were not able to attend today’s media briefing with Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed, click here to download a recording. 

Updates as of 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 25: 

  • 806,741 Oklahomans have registered through the portal to receive notifications on eligibility. 
    • Phase 1: 44,746
    • Phase 2 (currently eligible groups): 594,408
    • 217,019 appointments have been scheduled by Oklahomans eligible to receive the vaccine
      • More appointments will continue to be added throughout the week, so OSDH recommends that people continue checking the system on an ongoing basis. 
 
  • 841,011 doses of state-allocated vaccine have been administered to Oklahomans 
    • 285,325 Oklahomans have completed their full series through the state’s supply
    • 53% of our 65+ group have received at least one dose 
 
  • Additionally, this past weekend, the CDC started combining state and federal vaccine data in their online tracker
    • Using this data, Oklahoma’s total vaccine doses administered comes to 935,457
 
  • Vaccine supply from last week was delayed to Monday-Tuesday of this week due to inclement weather. The current week’s supply is still arriving through the end of this week.
    • We should be back on track with the regular vaccine shipment schedule next week.
 
  • A new COVID-19 vaccine formulated by Johnson & Johnson is nearing a decision from the FDA on Emergency Use Authorization. 
    • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is administered in one dose and does not require the same ultra-cold storage requirements as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, creating more opportunities for vaccine storage and distribution. 
    • We are awaiting a final decision from the FDA and if approved, we are optimistic that it could increase the state’s total incoming vaccine supply and eventually help open more access points for Oklahomans. 
 
  • We are nearing one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Oklahoma. 
    • This is an extraordinary milestone for the state of Oklahoma and reflects the hard work of public health staff and partners who are making great progress toward vaccinating all eligible citizens. 
    • This significant increase in administration comes as a result of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting data for federal doses administered to each state’s total count on their online tracker. 
    • OSDH has not had full visibility on federal allocation data in the past, and we have previously mentioned our total count would likely be underrepresented as a result of the different reporting systems for state and federal vaccine data. 
    • Moving forward, there will likely be a continued discrepancy between our data and CDC data, since several of our partners who receive federally allocated doses report directly to the federal government rather than to the state.
 
  • Current priority groups that are eligible for vaccine appointments as part of Phase 2 of the vaccine plan: 
    • Healthcare workers
      • Expanded healthcare worker group such as allied health fields and general outpatient health service (i.e. behavioral health, dentists) 
    • First responders
    • Oklahomans aged 65+ 
    • Adults of any age with comorbidities
    • Pre-K-12 teachers or other educational staff 

 

 

Additional Resources:

For FAQs regarding scheduling your vaccine appointment, visit:
https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information/vaccine-faqs.html

To use the Vaccine Scheduler Portal, visit:
https://vaccinate.oklahoma.gov
If you would like to learn more about your eligibility, but cannot access the internet, please call 211 or your local health department.

To view the complete statewide vaccination framework, visit: 
https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information.html