The Oklahoma Department of Health on Monday added teachers and other school employees in grades K to 12 and Oklahomans 16 and over with comorbidities to the COVID-19 vaccine priority group for Phase 2.
An estimated 89,000 Oklahomans qualify as teachers and school staff, and just over 1 million Oklahomans with comorbidities qualify for this group, according to the State Department of Health.
The Tulsa Health Department announced in a statement Monday evening that it has partnered with the Saint Francis Health System, Passport Health and Total Wellness to offer appointments starting Wednesday, February 24, and vaccinating the estimated 15,483 teachers and Prioritizing Tulsa County’s school staff will achieve the goal of ensuring that all eligible staff receive at least the first dose by the end of March. “
Health Department officials said information on how teachers and staff can get the vaccine has been passed on to district overseers in Tulsa County.
Faculty and staff at Berryhill, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Jenks, Keystone, Owasso, Sand Springs, Skiatook, and Sperry public schools, and EPIC Charter School get their vaccinations from Total Wellness.
Passport Health and the Tulsa Health Department deliver the vaccinations in Glenpool, Liberty, Tulsa, Union and all remaining Tulsa County’s public school and charter school districts.