The updated COVID-19 vaccine is now readily available in Tulsa, with various pharmacies offering almost immediate appointments. The Tulsa Health Department highly recommends receiving the vaccine, highlighting that it provides an additional layer of protection against severe illness and hospitalizations caused by COVID-19.
Ellen Niemitalo, RN, the Interim Associate Director of Preventative Health Services for Tulsa Health, emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated, stating that it is a proactive measure individuals can take to safeguard their health. Pharmacies within Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and CVS locations in Tulsa are already administering the updated vaccine, starting from Friday.
However, it is worth noting that the Cherokee Nation has yet to receive the updated vaccine. As a result, Tulsa Health is not currently scheduling vaccinations with the new formula in that area. Nonetheless, efforts are being made to ensure that the updated vaccine reaches as many individuals as possible.
To achieve widespread distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, lessons are being learned from the flu vaccine distribution model. The flu vaccine has become more widely available, serving as a blueprint for efficiently and effectively disseminating the COVID-19 vaccine.
The availability of the updated COVID-19 vaccine is a positive step forward in the fight against the ongoing pandemic. It offers hope for individuals looking to protect themselves and their communities from the serious consequences of COVID-19. The Tulsa Health Department, pharmacies, and healthcare providers are working diligently to ensure that the vaccine is accessible and that appointments can be scheduled promptly.
– COVID-19: The infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
– Vaccine: A biological substance that stimulates the immune system to produce an immune response, providing protection against specific diseases.
– Tulsa Health Department
– Cherokee Nation