Oklahoma’s CDC-approved vaccine distribution plan prioritizes our frontline workers and neighbors who are most at risk from COVID-19.
How to Register for a Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
Who is eligible to get the additional dose?
The FDA authorized, and the CDC has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be administered as boosters at least six months after completion of the primary Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine series.
The CDC recommends in the following should receive a booster shot:
- Individuals 65 years of age and older and residents of long-term care facilities;
- Individuals 50 to 64 years of age with underlying medical conditions;
Additionally, the CDC recommends the following may receive a booster shot:
- Individuals 18 to 49 years of age with underlying medical conditions and upon consideration of individual benefits and risk.
- Individuals 18 to 64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
At this time, Moderna and J&J are not eligible for booster administration.
This additional vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna) should be considered for people with moderate to severe immune compromise due to a medical condition, or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments. This includes people
- Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
- Receipt of a solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
- Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
If you’ve registered with the portal previously:
- First, try using the “Book your vaccine appointment here” link in one of your previously sent emails.
- The link may direct you to the map of available vaccine locations where you can select and book an appointment.
- If you receive an error when trying to use the previous email, please re-register using an alternate phone number or email address that is different than your first registration.
- The phone number can belong to you, or a family member or friend.
- After registering and booking your appointment, you will be able to change your information by telling the clerk when you arrive at the vaccination site.
- If you have used an invitation code in the past sent to you from the vaccination site, the old code should not be entered when trying to book a third dose.
- Simply leave the space blank, or answer “no” to the question asking if you received an invitation code and proceed to entering the captcha and selecting “next”.
- Invitation codes were sent to a small number of people to accommodate vaccine clinics not open to the public and specifically set up for small groups, businesses, schools, etc.
If you’ve never registered with the portal:
- Please visit https://vaccinate.oklahoma.gov/en-US/
- Watch the videos or access the FAQs with information about how to use the portal https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information/vaccine-faqs.html
- Follow the instructions to register and book your appointment
A call center team member can help find and book your appointment.
County Health Departments Vaccination Availability
County health departments are offering vaccine availability with several options. At this time appointments are available on the portal and through walk-in or by calling your local health department directly.
Nearly all county health departments offer walk-in appointments on a first come, first serve basis while crowds are manageable. Please check your local health department’s Facebook page and/or website for days and times of walk-in clinics in your area.
As part of the preparation process for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) required each state to put together a comprehensive plan describing what the implementation of the new vaccine may look like for their jurisdiction. The plan outlined here is a draft for Oklahoma that was submitted to the CDC on October 16. This plan will be updated pending any feedback from the CDC in the coming weeks.
Vaccine Scheduling Tool for Oklahoma County Residents
The Oklahoma City-County Health Department has launched VaxOKC.com, a new website to schedule local COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Oklahoma County residents.
The Vaccine Scheduler Portal is an online scheduling tool to help Oklahomans determine when they are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and help them schedule an appointment when it is their turn.