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Comanche Red River Hotel Casino hosts walk-in COVID19 vaccine clinic

The Comanche Red River Hotel Casino in Devol will be hosting a walk-in clinic for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines Friday evening.

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  Free COVID-19 testing drive-thru clinic at Duncan Regional Hospital Learning Center

There will be a free COVID-19 testing drive-thru clinic in Duncan Thursday.

  COVID Questions: Vaccine eligibility in Oklahoma, Lawton repeals mask mandate

7News anchor Makenzie Burk spoke with Regional Health Department Director Brandie Combs about the two big announcements made Tuesday regarding vaccine eligibility in Oklahoma, and the repeal of the city of Lawton mask mandate.

Oklahoma’s Phase 4 of the vaccine plan starts March 29, 16 and up eligible

The announcement was made during a Zoom press conference with the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Tuesday morning.

COVID Questions: Health Dept. officials discuss vaccine appt. availability

We spoke to a health official from Oklahoma State Department of Health’s eight district to learn more about appointment availability for the vaccine there. That includes Stephens and Jefferson counties.

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  RAHC moves to final tier of DoD COVID Vaccine Distribution Plan

Reynolds Army Health Clinic on Fort Sill is moving to their final phase of the DoD COVID vaccine distribution plan.

  COVID Questions: Health Dept. discusses Chickasaw Nation offering vaccinations to all Oklahomans

7News anchor Makenzie Burk spoke today with Mendy Spohn, the Regional Health Director for District 8 of Oklahoma which includes Stephens and Jefferson counties today to learn more about that.

  Step-by-step through the COVID-19 vaccination process

We’re now a week into phase three of the vaccination process and in southwest Oklahoma, health officials say there are plenty of openings available for those looking to get vaccinated.

  Chickasaw Nation offers COVID-19 vaccinations to all Oklahomans

The Chickasaw Nation announced over the weekend that they will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to all Oklahomans.

  4 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

  Cameron University hosts COVID-19 forum

Panelists included Lawton Mayor Stan Booker, Brandie Combs with the Oklahoma State Department of Health and Jay Johnson with Duncan Regional Hospital.

  COVID Questions: Health Dept. discusses students now eligible for vaccine

Phase three for the vaccine rollout in Oklahoma opened up earlier this week, including students now being eligible for the vaccine.

  Lawton Mayor Stan Booker discusses Gov. Stitt’s removal of COVID-19 restrictions

7News Reporter Dallas Payeton spoke with Lawton Mayor Stan Booker about Governor Stitt’s announcement today.

  Gov. Stitt announces new executive order to remove COVID-19 restrictions

Governor Stitt announced on Thursday that he will be pulling back Coronavirus restrictions in Oklahoma.

  10 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

  The COVID-19 Pandemic: One year later

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  10 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

  COVID Questions: Long term healthcare facility visitation guidelines change

7 news Anchor Makenzie Burk spoke with our Regional health Department Director about the new guidelines announced Tuesday regarding long term care facilities.

  2 new deaths, 18 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  COVID Questions: Oklahoma moves to Phase 3, CDC releases new guidelines

7News Anchor Makenzie Burk spoke with Regional Health Department Director Brandie Combs today about this announcement, as well as the CDC’s new guidelines released Monday.

  1 new death, 21 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

  Oklahoma moving to phase three of vaccine distribution

People in phase three will be able to book an appointment to get vaccinated starting Tuesday, March 9.

  Vaccinated visitors to CCMH now allowed for non-COVID patients

The new policy went into effect on Monday morning. Visitation hours are from 8am to 6pm.

  Medwatch: Day of Giving to benefit CCMH Foundation

March is the month of giving at Jersey Mikes, and they’re working to raise money for Comanche County Memorial Hospital’s Foundation.

  COVID Questions: CCMH gets Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Comanche County Memorial Hospital is one of several local hospitals that has received a shipment of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

  1 new death, 2 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

  COVID Questions: State officials discuss variants, vaccine efficacy, change in reporting deaths

7 News Anchor Makenzie spoke with one of our state epidemiologists about this change, the different types of COVID-19 variants being tracked in the state, and vaccine efficacy.

  1 new death, 17 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

  COVID Questions: Health Dept. cancels vaccine pod event

A vaccine pod event set for this Saturday in Lawton has been canceled, meaning several people’s appointments will have to be rescheduled.

  No new deaths, 8 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  City of Altus rescinds COVID-19 Emergency Orders

City of Altus Mayor Jack Smiley announced on Wednesday that he is rescinding all of his COVID-19 Emergency Orders effective immediately.

  COVID Questions: Latest on arrival of J&J vaccine in SWOK

We’re learning more about why our county health departments believe there have been more vaccine appointment vacancies during the latest phase rollout.

  1 new death, 21 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  COVID Questions: Health Dept. awaits Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Today, 7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk spoke with the regional health department director about ongoing appointments to get the vaccine and what the approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine means for distribution.

  1 new death, 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

  Lawton firefighters volunteer to help Health Dept. administer COVID-19 vaccines

Never one to shy away from answering a call for help, Lawton Fire Department Assistant Chief, Brent Baggett, signed up to volunteer to give out COVID 19 vaccines to the public as soon as he knew health officials needed him. Other firefighters from the department followed suit.

Oklahoma has administered over 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced on Friday that the state has officially administered over 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  1 new death, 11 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

  COVID Questions: Health Dept. discusses avoiding vaccine expiration

7News anchor Makenzie Burk spoke to Regional Health Director Brandie Combs to find out how health officials avoid letting vaccines expire.

  1 new death, 14 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

  1 new death, 32 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  1 new death, 40 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  COVID Questions: Over a million more Oklahomans eligible for vaccine

We spoke to the regional health department director to find out what you can expect if you’re now eligible and how the health department is working to get more people vaccinated.

  8 new deaths, 111 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

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Through with Chew Week is happening this week.

  COVID Questions: COVID cases decreasing across state, new locations for vaccine clinics

7News anchor Makenzie Burk spoke with Regional Health Department Director Brandie Combs about cases decreasing across the state, and the contributing factors to that, and also about their new location for clinics next week.

  COVID Questions: Community Engagement and Health Planning Director discusses scheduling appointments, weather impacts

7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk spoke with the Community Engagement and Health Planning Director for Southwest Oklahoma. She addressed how to schedule an appointment and how vaccinations have been impacted by this week’s severe weather.

STATE UPDATE: Oklahoma reports 618 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

On Thursday Oklahoma reports 618 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths from the virus statewide.

  Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed addresses vaccine distribution response in winter weather

The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed has issued a statement regarding Oklahoma’s vaccine distribution response to severe winter weather storms.

  COVID Questions: Health dept. discusses comorbidity eligibility

7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk spoke with Regional Health Department Director Brandie Combs about the vaccine distribution moving into its next phase in the coming days and who is included in it.

STATE UPDATE: Oklahoma reports 1,078 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

On Wednesday Oklahoma reports 1,078 new COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths from the virus statewide.

  COVID Questions: Health Dept. to hold clinics over weekend

The winter weather has caused delays and cancellations of COVID-19 vaccination clinics across the state.

STATE UPDATE: Oklahoma reports 508 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

Despite the frigid temperatures, 34 of the new confirmed cases reported were in Southwest Oklahoma.

  COVID Questions: OSDH discusses new quarantine guidelines

This week the CDC has put out new quarantine guidelines for those who have been given their first and second COVID vaccine shots.

  20 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

STATE UPDATE: Oklahoma reports 1,417 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

On Friday Oklahoma reports 1,417 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths from the virus statewide.

  COVID Questions: Health dept. discuss latest vaccine phase rollout

Thursday, Governor Kevin Stitt announced that teachers and people with co-morbidities could get their Covid-19 vaccines.

  3 new deaths, 37 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

STATE UPDATE: Oklahoma reports 1,677 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

On Thursday Oklahoma reports 1,677 new COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths from the virus statewide.

  Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies to start giving COVID-19 vaccine

Locations in Lawton, Altus, Duncan, Hobart and Anadarko will begin to administer COVID-19 vaccinations starting February 12.

STATE UPDATE: Oklahoma reports 1,660 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

On Wednesday Oklahoma reports 1,660 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths from the virus statewide.

  COVID Questions: Local doctor explains differences in vaccine brands

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  1 new death, 32 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

The announcement came on Wednesday.