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  Ft. Sill senior leadership receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Senior leadership on Fort Sill received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

  5 new deaths, 71 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  3 new deaths, 84 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  5 new deaths, 146 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  President of the Oklahoma Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics discusses new COVID-19 classroom guidelines

  7 new deaths, 111 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  Three new deaths, 156 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

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  Two new deaths, 138 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  One new death, 179 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  Gov. Stitt announces updates to COVID-19 quarantine guidelines for Oklahoma schools

  Health Departments meeting the demands of the community

  Comanche Nation provides free rides to elders getting vaccinated

  Eight new deaths, 250 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  Medwatch: January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Every year more than 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer, that’s according to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition.

  SWOK vaccines being claimed by people across Oklahoma, new appointments available weekly

If you are trying to get a COVID - 19 vaccine in Lawton it might instead be going to someone from Tulsa or Oklahoma City.

  Three new deaths, 176 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

  Two new deaths, 231 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

  New ways to make appointments for COVID-19 vaccine shots

  Six new deaths, 247 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  Four new deaths, 147 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  Waiver to benefit people dealing with mental illness or drug abuse

  Stephens Co. Health Dept. preparing for weekly coronavirus vaccinations in Duncan

  Oklahoma State Health Dept. creating app for scheduling coronavirus vaccinations

  Six new deaths, 497 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

  Vaccinations begin Monday, Jan 4 for those 65 and older

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

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

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

  Vaccination sites speeding up process to get to next phases

The Comache County Health Department is partnering with leaders in the community to set up Coronavirus Vaccination Walk-in Clinics.

  Two new deaths, 178 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Wednesday.

Jackson County Memorial Hospital hosts walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Jackson County Memorial Hospital is partnering with their Regional Health Department to offer a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic for first responders and those working in health care within their five county region.

  Family full of CCMH workers are all vaccinated

The last group of heath care workers and support staff at Comanche County Memorial Hospital are getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Three new deaths, 300 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

Lawton hosts free drive-thru COVID-19 and antibodies testing

The Great Plains Coliseum is hosting free drive-thru testing for COVID-19 and antibodies.

Altus hosts walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic for first responders

The City of Altus is partnering with the Oklahoma State Department of Health to administer the first rounds of the COVID-19 vaccine to residents included in Phase 2: Step 1 of the vaccine priority framework.

  Phase Two vaccinations begin in Southwest Oklahoma

Vaccination pods will be set up across SWOK

  Eight new deaths, 440 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

  Stephens Co. facilities cautiously optimistic as vaccinations begin for nursing homes

The state will be in phase one of vaccinations for about a month

  Weekly prayer vigil continues outside Duncan Regional Hospital

People honked, flashed their lights and prayed inside their car

  Duncan city council passes mask resolution 3-2 during special meeting

This resolution goes into effect immediately -- This will be in place until February 28th, at which point, council will decide whether to extend it any longer

  Medwatch: CCMH employees get COVID-19 vaccine

Comanche County Memorial Hospital has finished its first round of COVID-19 vaccinations for health care professionals.

Organizations host event to show support to hospital staff and patients

People all lined their cars up, made signs and sang Christmas carols -- The hospital’s helicopter even flew over the crowd a few times.

  One new death, 136 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

  Gov. Stitt announces teachers moving to Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Gov. Stitt announced on Thursday that PreK-12 teachers and support staff will move up to Phase 2 in Oklahoma’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

Five new deaths, 101 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

  COVID restrictions remain as vaccinations begin across Oklahoma

Gov. Stitt in Lawton as first covid vaccines were administered to CCMH staff

  Three new deaths, 148 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  Two new deaths, 142 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  Brandie Combs describes Oklahoma’s four phase roll out plan for COVID-19 vaccine

Brandie Combs of the Comanche County Health Department sat down to talk with 7News’ Caitlin Williams about the roll out plan for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  COVID-19 vaccine sparks discussion among Lawton citizens

The infamously debated COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Oklahoma on Monday. Almost 2,000 doses are supposed to arrive in Lawton by Tuesday as part of phase 1 of the vaccine roll out plan.

Four new deaths, 221 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

  Medwatch: Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma welcomes new radiation oncologist

The Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma recently welcomed a new radiation oncologist.

Three new deaths, 123 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

  Duncan holds mask mandate workshop

Duncan City Council is holding a workshop today to discuss the hotly contested mask mandate.

  Two new deaths, 141 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

  Medwatch: CCMH gets an award for their quality stroke care

When you’re having a stroke, you’re supposed to act fast because not only can it save your life but also play a huge role in recovery.

  Duncan city council to discuss masks, and a possible mandate at Thursday’s workshop

The meeting is set for December10 at 5:15 in the Duncan Council Chamber located inside the Duncan Police Dept.

  Congressman Tom Cole talks coronavirus vaccines, economic stimulus, and National Defense Authorization Act

Congressman Tom Cole talks coronavirus vaccines, economic stimulus, and National Defense Authorization Act

  Four new deaths, 167 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  Congressman Frank Lucas talks Coronavirus vaccines, economic stimulus, and new presidential administration

Congressman Frank Lucas talks Coronavirus vaccines, economic stimulus, and new presidential administration

City of Lawton proclamation sets December 11 as Healthcare Heroes Day

Healthcare Heroes Day will be held to honor the healthcare workers and their battle with COVID-19

Five new deaths, 136 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  Monday with the Mayor Dec. 7

Monday with the Mayor Dec. 7

  City of Lawton COVID-19 virtual town hall

The City of Lawton will host its Third COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall/Panel Discussion at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

  Five new deaths, 241 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

  Medwatch: Local hospital asking for help from retired nurses

Comanche County Memorial Hospital is asking for retired nurses and for nurses who aren’t working right now to consider going back into the workforce and helping them as they try to take care of the community.

  City Councilman Randy Warren talks city projects, COVID-19 precautions

City Councilman Randy Warren talks city projects, COVID-19 precautions

  Two new deaths, 143 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

Lawton Community Theatre closes to public

The Lawton Community Theatre has closed it’s box office and lobby to the public.

  Duncan Christmas parade canceled

Duncan has made the decision to cancel it’s annual Christmas parade.

Cameron won’t allow fans at basketball games in December

The games against Midwestern State on Dec. 11 and 12 will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and then at 3 p.m. on Saturday with the women playing first and the men to follow.

  Medwatch: Students visit CCMH to see robotic surgical system

Scrub tech students at Great Plains Technology Center recently took a trip to Comanche County Memorial Hospital to see and learn a little more about one of the instruments they may be working with when they finish their program.

  Oklahoma State Department of Health will hold press conference on arrival of COVID-19 vaccine

The Oklahoma State Department of Health will be holding a press conference on Thursday.

Three new deaths, 170 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Wednesday.

STATE UPDATE: 54 new COVID-related deaths reported statewide, five in SWOK

State officials say 54 new deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning.

  Former Comanche Co. Judge recovering COVID says it’s time for SWOK to take it seriously

"This is not a hoax, it’s not the Chinese Flu this thing is a predator"

  Four new deaths, 179 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  City officials close all Lawton owned facilities to the public

The city has released a list of details and exceptions to the decision.

  Altus restricts access to city buildings

Until further notice, access to City Hall and other city buildings will be limited.

  Gov. Stitt declares a day of prayer and fasting

Governor Stitt has declared a day of prayer and fasting.

  Distance learning recommended for majority of Oklahoma schools

Oklahoma schools are back in session after the Thanksgiving holiday break.

9 new deaths, 302 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

  Medwatch: Diabetes continues to be on the rise

November is diabetes awareness month.