Vaccinations begin Monday, Jan 4 for those 65 and older

Vaccinations begin Monday, Jan 4th for those 65 and older

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - The Comanche County Health Department will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine Monday to those 65 and older by appointment ONLY.

It starts January 4 from 8 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon in Lawton at the Great Plains Coliseum and in Altus at the Altus Community Center.

Vaccination appointment slots are completely filled for this week... but more appointments will open as the more vaccines are delivered.

This category falls in line with the C-D-C’s order of who needs to be vaccinated first.

The Regional Director for the Health Department said it’s important to get this higher risk population vaccinated and they have a plan for how to socially distance in the cold weather.

“We’re going to have a lot of people out in the parking lot, greeting people as they drive in and we’re asking people to stay put. Stay in your vehicles. We have color codes based on the time that they’re coming, so we have appointments every fifteen minutes and there’s a color associated with at the top of the hour, fifteen after, thirty after and so on. We’re going to put that color on their windshield and we’ll notify them when it’s time for them to come into the building,” said Brandie Combs.

There will be golf carts available for anyone with mobility issues.

Those with underlying health conditions who are under 65 are NOT included in this week’s vaccination clinics.

There’s at least one clinic in every county in each of the ten counties across Southwest Oklahoma.

For the most up-to-date information on vaccine availability, visit the Comanche County Health Department’s Facebook page.

You can also find a link to schedule an appointment there.

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