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SWOSU Continues Friday COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Stephen Drinnon, assistant professor in the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, prepares to give a vaccine at the Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic held being on Fridays at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center in Weatherford.
Dr. Stephen Drinnon, assistant professor in the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, prepares to give a vaccine at the Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic held being on Fridays at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center in Weatherford.
COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be given on Fridays at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, and SWOSU faculty and students from the College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and School of Allied Health—as well as many volunteers from SWOSU— have been assisting with the Oklahoma State Department of Health clinics.

SWOSU College of Pharmacy Rural Health Center Coordinator Randy Curry said 300 vaccinations were given at the initial clinic held January 8 followed by 1,083 on January 15 and 1,033 on January 22. Around 1,000 vaccines are expected to be given at the January 29 clinic.

All clinics are being held at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center (900 N. Seventh Street) on the SWOSU campus, which was approved and set up as a point of distribution. The vaccinations being given now at SWOSU are for people in phase 2 of the state’s 4-phase plan.

All appointments are set up through the online portal of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH): https://vaccinate.oklahoma.gov/. The clinics should continue Fridays for several months.

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. 

Residents coming to the Pioneer Cellular Event Center should enter through the west doors. Appointments are required. Masks and distancing are required.