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The Oklahoma State Department of Health follows guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Daily update: OSDH Vaccine Scheduler Portal 01.22.2021

Friday, January 22, 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 Jan. 18. 

If you weren’t able to attend today’s media availability with Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed, click here to download the recording. 

Updates as of 4 p.m. on Friday, January 22: 

  • 554,267 Oklahomans have registered through the portal to receive notifications on eligibility. 
    • Phase 1: 16,341
    • Phase 2 (currently eligible groups): 314,561
    • 89,088 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. 
 
  • Oklahoma is making steady progress in vaccine distribution.
    • The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human services/CDC reported on 1/20 that we are 6th in the nation for the number of adults who have received their first dose. While we need to continue pushing, this is steady progress and it’s thanks to the hard work of our state’s healthcare professionals.
 
  • As we move through the plan, many people are scheduling their second dose of the vaccine.
    • If the facility you received your first 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 vaccine portal to schedule your second dose. The portal will prompt you to select an appointment specifically for your second dose. While the portal is just one of many scheduling solutions, we recommend you use it if you are able.
    • 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 longer if needed, as the timeline is flexible. 
    • As a reminder, the vaccine scheduler portal is just one piece of our public health response to administer the vaccine. We’ve partnered with hundreds of providers across the state to ensure the vaccine reaches as many Oklahomans as possible within our current phase. 
    • Right now, vaccine demand is still higher than vaccine supply. We’re thankful for your continued patience with the appointment scheduling process.
    • Please know that if you’re having trouble scheduling an appointment, there will be additional opportunities to do so on the portal, or you can work with pandemic providers across the state to receive the 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.

Reminders:

  • 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 vaccinate.oklahoma.gov 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:
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.

For the media release specific to the vaccine registration portal, visit: 
https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/newsroom/2021/january/osdh-launches-online-portal-for-easy-covid-19-vaccine-registrati.html

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