OKC-County Health Dept. takes COVID-19 vaccination effort to people at Scissortail Park

PERRIS: FOLKS HAVE UNTIL 6 PM TONIGHT TO GET THE VACCINE HERE AT SCISSORTAIL PARK THEY HAVE THE OPTION OF EITHER THE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON OR PFIZER VACCINE. >> NOW THAT THE VACCINE IS SO WIDELY AVAILABLE IN OUR COUNTY, WE ARE GOING TO START FOCUSING MORE ON TAKING THE VACCINE TO THE PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE. >> ABOUT 300,000 OKLAHOMA COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED SO FAR, AND TONIGHT THE OKLAHOMA CITY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING TO GET MORE FOLKS VACCINATED TODAY THEY SET UP TENTS AT SCISSORTAIL PARK FOR THE CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL. >> FOR SO LONG WE’VE BEEN HOLDING MASSIVE LARGE PODS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO GO AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND DRIVE TO THE POD LOCATION WHERE WE’RE AT. WELL NOW THAT EVERYONE HAS REALLY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE VACCINE WE WANT TO BRING THE VACCINE TO WHERE PEOPLE ARE MAYBE PEOPLE ARE STILL HESITANT ABOUT GETTING THE VACCINE OR MAYBE THEY CAN’T FIND TIME OFF OF WORK MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE’RE BRINGING THE VACCINE TO EVENTS SUCH AS THIS WHERE REALLY THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE ARE COMING TO ONE LOCATION. >> AND WITH LITTLE TO NO WAIT TIME TO GET THE VACCINE, IT WAS A CONVIENENT OPTION FOR OKLAHOMANS LIKE MARILU REED >> I WAS PLANNING TO GET THE VACCINE BEFORE BUT I THOUGHT I HAD TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT SO IT CAME REALLY HANDY RIGHT NOW THAT I WENT WALKING BY WITH MY HUSBAND AND THEY OFFERED TO GIVE ME THE SHOT. >> OFFICIALS SAY THEY PLAN TO HOLD MORE OF THESE COMMUNITY BASED VACCINATION EFFORTS VERY SO

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OKC-County Well being Dept. takes COVID-19 vaccination effort to folks at Scissortail Park

The Oklahoma Metropolis-County Well being Division hosted a vaccination pod throughout Sunday’s Cinco De Mayo Pageant at Scissortail Park. “Now that the vaccine is so broadly accessible in our nation, we’re going to begin focusing extra on taking the vaccine to the folks the place they’re,” mentioned LToya Knighten, chief of presidency affairs for the Oklahoma Metropolis-County Well being Division.About 300,000 Oklahoma County residents have been totally vaccinated to this point, and the native well being division appears to be like to get extra folks the vaccine. So, they arrange tents Sunday at Scissortail Park throughout the pageant.”For thus lengthy, we have been holding large massive pods asking the general public to go and make an appointment and drive to the pod location the place we’re at,” Knighten mentioned. “Effectively, now that everybody has actually had the chance to get the vaccine, we wish to deliver the vaccine to the place persons are. Perhaps persons are nonetheless hesitant about getting the vaccine, or possibly they can not discover time without work of labor Monday by Friday.”And so, we wish to be sure we’re bringing the vaccine to occasions corresponding to this the place, actually, the neighborhood as an entire are coming to at least one location.”With little to no wait time to get the vaccine, Sunday’s occasion was a handy possibility for Oklahomans like Marilu Reed.”I used to be planning to get the vaccine earlier than, however I assumed I needed to make an appointment,” Reed mentioned. “So, it got here actually useful proper now that I went strolling by with my husband, and so they supplied to provide me the shot.”Oklahoma Metropolis-County Well being Division officers mentioned they plan to carry extra of those community-based vaccination efforts quickly.

The Oklahoma Metropolis-County Well being Division hosted a vaccination pod throughout Sunday’s Cinco De Mayo Pageant at Scissortail Park.

“Now that the vaccine is so broadly accessible in our nation, we’re going to begin focusing extra on taking the vaccine to the folks the place they’re,” mentioned LToya Knighten, chief of presidency affairs for the Oklahoma Metropolis-County Well being Division.

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About 300,000 Oklahoma County residents have been totally vaccinated to this point, and the native well being division appears to be like to get extra folks the vaccine. So, they arrange tents Sunday at Scissortail Park throughout the pageant.

“For thus lengthy, we have been holding large massive pods asking the general public to go and make an appointment and drive to the pod location the place we’re at,” Knighten mentioned. “Effectively, now that everybody has actually had the chance to get the vaccine, we wish to deliver the vaccine to the place persons are. Perhaps persons are nonetheless hesitant about getting the vaccine, or possibly they can not discover time without work of labor Monday by Friday.

“And so, we wish to be sure we’re bringing the vaccine to occasions corresponding to this the place, actually, the neighborhood as an entire are coming to at least one location.”

With little to no wait time to get the vaccine, Sunday’s occasion was a handy possibility for Oklahomans like Marilu Reed.

“I used to be planning to get the vaccine earlier than, however I assumed I needed to make an appointment,” Reed mentioned. “So, it got here actually useful proper now that I went strolling by with my husband, and so they supplied to provide me the shot.”

Oklahoma Metropolis-County Well being Division officers mentioned they plan to carry extra of those community-based vaccination efforts quickly.