OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation announced Friday that it plans to offer 4,000 first-dose vaccines to any adult Oklahoman, even non-tribal citizens.
The Okmulgee-based tribe says it will host a drive-through vaccination event on March 26-27 at Tulsa’s Expo Square. Those seeking vaccination can book an appointment online at www.creekhealth.org/covidvaccine.
Oklahoma-based tribes have been receiving separate allocations of vaccines from the federal government, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is the latest to offer vaccines to non-tribal citizens. The Chickasaw Nation also offered vaccines to the general public earlier this month.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma currently ranks 13th in the nation with 25.9% of the population having received at least one vaccine dose, compared to a 23.3% national average.
Oklahoma health officials reported 416 confirmed new cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the state's pandemic total of confirmed infections to 434,491. The state also reported 29 more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 7,644.
According to Johns Hopkins University researchers, the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases and daily deaths in Oklahoma both declined over the last two weeks.