COVID-19 vaccine clinics for those 65 years of age and older begin Jan. 4 in Lawton, Altus

COVID-19 vaccine clinics for those 65 years of age and older begin Jan. 4 in Lawton, Altus

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - The Oklahoma State Department of Health will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to those 65 years of age and older Monday, January 4.

There will be multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Southwest Oklahoma going on in the upcoming week, including sites in both Altus and Lawton.

Altus will have a clinic located at the Altus Community Center at 401 Falcon Rd. Altus residents over the age of 65 will be able to get the vaccine on January 4 and 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lawton residents can go to The Great Plains Coliseum on January 4 and 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or First United Methodist Church on January 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to receive their vaccination.

You must make an appointment in order to get the vaccine. The Health Department is encouraging residents to make appointments using the online system because manpower is limited due to the pandemic. You don’t need an email address or to make an account and password in order to schedule an appointment, though.

Altus residents can schedule an appointment for January 4 or January 6 and Lawton residents can schedule an appointment for January 4, January 7, or January 9.

You can also call the Health Department at 580-585-6668 Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Those under the age of 65 with underlying conditions will not be allowed to receive the vaccine at this time.

For a complete list of COVID-19 clinics, you can visit this post on the Comanche County Health Department Facebook page.

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