Deputy State Health Commissioner Keith Reid said Wednesday that Oklahoma would begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations to residents of any state.
Until now, Oklahoma had limited immunization to only 4 million residents.
Now, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated that Oklahoma has received more than 2.9 million vaccine doses and more than 2.1 vaccinations. Therefore, residents of any state will become eligible for vaccination in Oklahoma beginning Thursday.
“While our focus is on and will continue to be vaccination of Oklam, we are always aware that supply and increasing capacity will allow residents of neighboring states to be welcomed into Oklahoma,” Reid said. “We’re getting to that point now.”
According to the state’s Department of Health, virus cases in Oklahoma rose sharply on Wednesday, as predicted, to more than 1,700.
The department reported 441,906 virus cases, an increase of 1,764 since Tuesday when the epidemic began.
On Tuesday, the state’s epidemiologist Drs. Jared Taylor called a lab, which he refused to identify, thought it was properly reporting positive cases, but a new system used by the Department of Health to track cases, not nearly 1,300 recorded. were done.