June 24, 2021

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Officials: No one participated in Oklahoma travel middle COVID-19 vaccine function

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MIDWEST City, Okla. (KFOR) – The Oklahoma City-County Overall health Section explained they experienced 50 Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines prepared to administer during the state’s tourism celebration at the vacation details heart in Midwest Metropolis. Even so, not 1 particular person acquired the shot.

“Given our destinations these days we preferred to make guaranteed men and women at the very least received 1 shot incase they really don’t know in which they can get a second shot, specified that they’re traveling,” mentioned Molly Fleming with the OCCHD. 

The OCCHD despatched neighborhood “Strike” and Health-related Reserve Corps. groups to travel details centers in Midwest City and Northeast OKC, to supply vaccines to Oklahomans collaborating in Nationwide Tourism 7 days.

“That’s the perk of finding vaccinated you have that freedom you really don’t have to fear about remaining as secured,” mentioned Fleming.

Nonetheless, no just one acquired the vaccine in the course of the 4-hour function.

“When I was chatting to my nurses they claimed that a ton of people they talked to have already experienced their vaccine, which is wonderful! Which is excellent!” she stated.

Overall health Officials claimed it’s a pattern they’re seeing, as more appointment-primarily based vaccine situations have quite a few open up spots remaining.

“We’ll be ready to do 25-hundred only 15-hundred sign up so then we’ll do that extra thousand [to walk-ins],” Fleming informed News 4.

Shifting forward, the OCCHD options to do much more of these scaled-down pop-up gatherings at local community situations or just all over town.

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“We obviously need to make it extra obtainable,” claimed Flemming. “We need to be in front of people today as they are walking to the grocery retail store.”

Owing to minimal participation on Friday, the OCCHD introduced it will not be vaccinating at the travel centers on Saturday.

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