SWOSU Ramping Up Number of COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccinations are being given on 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 held January 8 at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center (900 N. Seventh Street) on the SWOSU campus. That number will increase starting Friday, January 15, when the site could potentially 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 over 65 years of age.
All appointments should be set up through the online portal of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH): https://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 that appointments open seven 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,” said SWOSU President Randy Beutler.
Residents coming to the Pioneer Cellular Event Center should enter through the west doors. Appointments are required. Masks and distancing are required.