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Daily update: OSDH Vaccine Scheduler Portal 01.12.2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Vaccine Scheduler Portal is operational to allow eligible Oklahomans to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. OSDH will provide a daily end of day update on progress throughout the week of January 11.

Updates as of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12:

  • 386,437 Oklahomans have registered through the portal to receive notifications on eligibility.
    • Phase 1: 9,716
    • Phase 2 (currently eligible groups): 219,094
  • 28,059 appointments have been scheduled by Oklahomans eligible to receive the vaccine
    • Reminder that a new allotment of appointments will begin being loaded into the system starting tomorrow evening (after 5 p.m.) and will continue to become available through Thursday morning.
    • More appointments will continue to be added throughout the week, so OSDH recommends that people continue checking the system on an ongoing basis.
  • Today the federal government and Operation Warp Speed announced it would no longer be holding back second doses of the vaccine. Oklahoma is anticipating the state receiving notification of increased vaccine supply in the coming weeks.
    • OWS will be shipping first AND second doses of the vaccine to states.
      • OSDH received guidance from Operation Warp Speed to expect a larger supply of vaccine doses in the coming weeks.
      • OWS informed us that the U.S. is on track to provide 1 million vaccines per day in the coming weeks and 95% of LTC facilities across the country will have their first dose by the end of next week.
      • With this new guidance and increased supply, the federal government can begin expanding groups that are getting vaccinated, increasing points of access, sharing supply across states as needed and changing how it allocates to states to open the vaccine to more vulnerable populations.
      • OSDH is working closely with OWS to establish next steps and any necessary adjustments based on this new guidance
    • There’s no time to waste, and our focus remains on getting the vaccine to Oklahomans as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • There have been reports of questions in scheduling an appointment for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. OSDH realizes there are many individual circumstances, but here is what we know about signing up for your second dose:
    • It’s recommended that you should get your second dose 21-28 (depending on which vaccine) days after your first dose of the vaccine. However, it can be later if needed, as the timeline is flexible. You do not need to schedule your second dose appointment on exactly the 21-day or 28-day timeline.
    • You ARE able to use the portal to schedule your second dose appointment.
    • As you go through the scheduling process, the portal will prompt you to answer if the appointment is for your second dose or not.
    • You do not have to receive your second dose from the same location you received the first dose.
    • Additionally, it is not required to schedule your second appointment through the portal. The portal is intended to be another option for Oklahomans to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 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+  

What to expect when registering:

  • Successful registration within the portal does not guarantee an appointment. Registering only means you will be notified when you are eligible to schedule your appointment.
  • Email notifications: There are two main emails people will receive from this system.
    • 1) A registration confirmation email. This confirms that you are registered in the system and will be notified when you are eligible to receive the vaccine.
    • 2) A phase confirmation email with a link to set up an appointment. This email will be sent when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and an appointment is available in your area.
      • If you have already registered but didn’t receive an email yet, you can likely expect your confirmation email within 24-48 hours.
  • It's important that users answer each questionnaire question with "yes" as it applies to them. Do not skip over this part as these answers are what put you into the correct priority group. For example, if a person is age 65 or older, they must choose “yes” to indicate they belong in this phase group.
  • Unfortunately, the portal does not currently allow a user to change responses after the form has been submitted. In the case that incorrect responses are submitted, a new email account must be used to create a new registration.
  • If a user has to abandon a registration session, be advised that they will need to wait 24 hours for the system to reset before being able to use the same email address again.
  • You can use the same email to register multiple people on the portal as long as the names and dates of birth are different. This can be done to help register parents, children, etc.
  • Due to the large volume of individuals visiting the portal, and the resulting volume of email notifications to be sent, the system is issuing emails on a batch basis. Emails are sent out over a span of time in the order in which registrations occurred. As a result, some emails may be delayed. Emails should be received within 24 hours during these peak volume times.


  • Appointment availability is dependent upon vaccine supply. New appointments are added as vaccine supply allows. Additionally, please be patient with the scheduler portal as we work to ensure all available appointments are properly added throughout the day.
  • You must register at to receive email notifications regarding vaccine appointment availability.
  • If Oklahomans are a part of a priority group and phase eligible to receive the vaccine, but are not able to schedule an appointment, there will be additional opportunities to do so next Thursday. Those residents will be notified of their ability to schedule appointments via email.

Additional Resources:

For FAQs regarding scheduling your vaccine appointment, visit:

To use the Vaccine Scheduler Portal, visit:

If you would like to learn more about your eligibility, but cannot access the internet, please call 211 or your local health department.

For the media release specific to the vaccine registration portal, visit:

To view the complete statewide vaccination framework, visit: