MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – The Oklahoma Metropolis-County Well being Division stated they’d 50 Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines able to administer through the state’s tourism occasion on the journey info middle in Midwest Metropolis. Nevertheless, not one individual obtained the shot.
“Given our areas at present we wished to ensure folks not less than received one shot incase they don’t know the place they’ll get a second shot, on condition that they’re touring,” stated Molly Fleming with the OCCHD.
The OCCHD despatched native “Strike” and Medical Reserve Corps. groups to journey info facilities in Midwest Metropolis and Northeast OKC, to supply vaccines to Oklahomans collaborating in Nationwide Tourism week.
“That’s the perk of getting vaccinated you might have that freedom you don’t have to fret about being as protected,” stated Fleming.
Nevertheless, nobody obtained the vaccine through the 4-hour occasion.
“After I was speaking to my nurses they stated that lots of people they talked to have already had their vaccine, which is superior! That’s good!” she stated.
Well being Officers stated it’s a development they’re seeing, as extra appointment-based vaccine occasions have a number of open spots left.
“We’ll be able to do 25-hundred solely 15-hundred enroll so then we’ll do this further thousand [to walk-ins],” Fleming informed Information 4.
Transferring ahead, the OCCHD plans to do extra of those smaller pop-up occasions at group occasions or simply round city.
“We clearly must make it extra accessible,” stated Flemming. “We must be in entrance of individuals as they’re strolling to the grocery retailer.”
Resulting from low participation on Friday, the OCCHD introduced it won’t be vaccinating on the journey facilities on Saturday.