Daily update, 1-13-21: OSDH Vaccine Scheduler Portal

Mike Seals - January 13, 2021 10:10 pm

The Vaccine Scheduler Portal is operational to allow eligible Oklahomans to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. OSDH will provide a daily end of day update on progress throughout the week of January 11.

OSDH released additional guidance today for the updated school quarantine guidelines that were announced on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Click here to view them.

Updates as of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13: 

  • 414,340 Oklahomans have registered through the portal to receive notifications on eligibility.
    • Phase 1: 10,751
    • Phase 2 (currently eligible groups): 233,636
  • 31,112 appointments have been scheduled by Oklahomans eligible to receive the vaccine
    • Reminder that a new allotment of appointments will become available through Thursday morning.
    • More appointments will continue to be added throughout the week, so OSDH recommends that people continue checking the system on an ongoing basis.
  • We want to remind Oklahomans to please be cautious of COVID-19 vaccine scams, as we have received some reports of fraud in recent days.
    • Any ads or offers for early access to a vaccine in exchange for payment are entirely fraudulent.
    • The COVID-19 vaccine will always be free to Oklahomans.
    • OSDH will NOT ask you for payment to register for or receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • For accurate information on the Vaccine Scheduler Portal and registration, visit oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information/vaccine-faqs.
  • Current priority groups that are eligible for vaccine appointments as part of Phase 2 of the vaccine plan:
    • Healthcare workers
      • Expanded healthcare worker group such as allied health fields and general outpatient health service (i.e. behavioral health, dentists)
    • First responders
    • Oklahomans aged 65+

What to expect when registering: 

  • Successful registration within the portal does not guarantee an appointment. Registering only means you will be notified when you are eligible to schedule your appointment. 
  • Email notifications: There are two main emails people will receive from this system.
    • 1) A registration confirmation email. This confirms that you are registered in the system and will be notified when you are eligible to receive the vaccine.
    • 2) A phase confirmation email with a link to set up an appointment. This email will be sent when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and an appointment is available in your area.
      • If you have already registered but didn’t receive an email yet, you can likely expect your confirmation email within 24-48 hours. 
    • It’s important that users answer each questionnaire question with “yes” as it applies to them. Do not skip over this part as these answers are what put you into the correct priority group. For example, if a person is age 65 or older, they must choose “yes” to indicate they belong in this phase group.
    • Unfortunately, the portal does not currently allow a user to change responses after the form has been submitted. In the case that incorrect responses are submitted, a new email account must be used to create a new registration.
    • If a user has to abandon a registration session, be advised that they will need to wait 24 hours for the system to reset before being able to use the same email address again.
    • You can use the same email to register multiple people on the portal as long as the names and dates of birth are different.  This can be done to help register parents, children, etc.
    • Due to the large volume of individuals visiting the portal, and the resulting volume of email notifications to be sent, the system is issuing emails on a batch basis. Emails are sent out over a span of time in the order in which registrations occurred. As a result, some emails may be delayed. Emails should be received within 24 hours during these peak volume times.

Reminders:

  • Appointment availability is dependent upon vaccine supply. New appointments are added as vaccine supply allows. Additionally, please be patient with the scheduler portal as we work to ensure all available appointments are properly added throughout the day.
  • You must register at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov to receive email notifications regarding vaccine appointment availability.
  • If Oklahomans are a part of a priority group and phase eligible to receive the vaccine, but are not able to schedule an appointment, there will be additional opportunities to do so next Thursday. Those residents will be notified of their ability to schedule appointments via email.

Additional Resources:

For FAQs regarding scheduling your vaccine appointment, visit: https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information/vaccine-faqs.html

To use the Vaccine Scheduler Portal, visit: https://vaccinate.oklahoma.gov

If you would like to learn more about your eligibility, but cannot access the internet, please call 211 or your local health department.

 

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