TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A coronavirus vaccination site in Tulsa operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with state and local officials and the Oklahoma National Guard will provide vaccinations for all eligible, from any state, a FEMA official said Tuesday.
“The goal here is to get as many people vaccinated as possible, wherever they come from,” said FEMA Region 6 Regional Administrator Tony Robinson.
The vaccination center at Tulsa Community College, one of 37 opening nationwide and the only one in Oklahoma, will open Wednesday and provide up to 3,000 vaccinations daily for eight weeks, Robinson said during a news conference.
The Pfizer vaccine will be used and available to anyone 16 or older, according to Tulsa Health Department Director Bruce Dart.
Those aged 16 and 17 must have a parent or legal guardian present. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be accepted, Dart said.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Tuesday reported totals of 445,725 virus cases and 8,144 COVID-19 deaths, based on data collected by the federal Centers for Disease Control, increases of 75 cases and one additional death since Monday.