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Daily update: OSDH Vaccine Scheduler Portal 01.29.2021

Friday, January 29, 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. 25. Starting next week, the week of Feb. 1, OSDH will provide updates following any media availability or press conferences. 

Updates as of 8 a.m. on Friday, January 29: 

  • 634,377 Oklahomans have registered through the portal to receive notifications on eligibility. 
    • Phase 1: 19,768
    • Phase 2 (currently eligible groups): 362,339
    • 129,746 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. 
  • A new portal walkthrough video in Spanish will be available today on the website. 
    • The portal is undergoing an update to offer a version entirely in Spanish that will be available in the coming weeks.
    • Our priority is to increase accessibility to the portal and to the COVID-19 vaccine for all Oklahomans.
  • As we move through the plan, many people are scheduling their second dose of the vaccine. 
    • Because there are several avenues for scheduling your vaccine appointment, including the vaccine portal, local providers and county health departments, the instructions you received about scheduling your second dose may vary.
    • OSDH has shared detailed pathways for scheduling your second dose depending on your circumstance at https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information/vaccine-faqs.html.
  • 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