Operation Warp Speed helps vaccines get to rural Oklahoma

Operation Warp Speed helps vaccines get to rural Oklahoma 

LAWTON, Okla.—  State officials announced today that Comanche County Memorial Hospital has received its first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and that Oklahoma has successfully received all of its initial allotment of 39,975 doses from Operation Warp Speed, allowing distribution efforts to ramp up across the state. That includes 33,150 doses to five Oklahoma hospitals and 6,825 doses through direct federal allocations to tribal nations through Indian Health Services and the VA.

“As governor, my job is to make sure our state has the resources and support to get the vaccine to Oklahomans as quickly and as efficiently as possible — no matter where they live,” said Gov. Kevin Stitt. “Our team of health professionals and state and local partners is following a detailed distribution plan designed to reach all corners of Oklahoma, and I believe we can lead the nation on this.”

The first 7,800 doses arrived Monday morning, Dec. 14, at INTEGRIS in Oklahoma City, and an additional 9,750 shortly thereafter at Saint Francis Health Systems in Tulsa. The rest of the initial allocation arrived Tuesday and Wednesday morning at other designated healthcare facilities throughout the state, including Comanche County Memorial Hospital. Initial doses were administered to frontline health care workers shortly after arrival at each hospital location.

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