COVID-19 vaccinations are being given Fridays at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, and the number of people treated will be going up.
SWOSU College of Pharmacy Rural Health Center Coordinator Randy Curry said 300 vaccinations were given at the initial clinic January 8 at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center — 900 N. Seventh Street — on the SWOSU campus. The number will increase starting this Friday when the site potentially could give up to 940 vaccinations.
Curry said the Pioneer Cellular Event Center site has been approved and set up as a point of distribution. The vaccinations being given now at SWOSU are for people 65 years or older.
All appointments should be set up through the online portal of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH): vaccinate.oklahoma. gov
Curry encourages everyone to sign up on the OSDH scheduler, and it will place everyone in the appropriate category for vaccines. It is his understanding appointments open 7 days in advance, depending on the amount of vaccine coming from the federal government.
Several SWOSU departments have been helping with clinics at Weatherford, Clinton and Taloga. Faculty and students from the College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and School of Allied Health have been assisting with clinics.
“I am very proud of everyone involved with this important initiative,” SWOSU President Randy Beutler said.
Residents coming to the Pioneer Cellular Event Center should enter through the west doors. Appointments are required. Masks and social distancing are required.