OSDH Vaccine Scheduler Portal Update for 1-19-2021

Mike Seals - January 19, 2021 9:52 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 Jan. 18.

Updates as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19: 

  • 510,094 Oklahomans have registered through the portal to receive notifications on eligibility.
    • Phase 1: 14,396
    • Phase 2 (currently eligible groups): 288,457
    • 63,232 appointments have been scheduled by Oklahomans eligible to receive the vaccine
      • More appointments will continue to be added throughout the week, so OSDH recommends that people continue checking the system on an ongoing basis.
    • As a reminder, the Vaccine Scheduler Portal is just one piece of Oklahoma’s public health response to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
      • We’ve partnered with hundreds of providers across the state to reach as many Oklahomans as possible, and we will partner with more as vaccine supply increases and opens to other phases.
      • The portal is not required to schedule an appointment if you have the option to do so through pandemic providers, local healthcare providers or other sources.
      • If you’re having trouble scheduling an appointment, there will be additional opportunities to do so on the portal, so please check regularly — or you can work with other pandemic providers if available.
      • Please be patient, as appointment availability depends on vaccine availability. We are working to schedule appointments and get the vaccine to Oklahomans as quickly as possible.
    • Right now, many people are beginning to schedule appointments for their second dose of the vaccine.
      • It’s recommended that you should get your second dose after 21 days for Pfizer and 28 days for Moderna. However, you can wait longer if needed and your vaccine will still be effective.
      • Oklahomans are able to use the Vaccine Scheduler Portal to schedule a second dose using the emailed link. When going through the scheduling process, when you select a clinic or location, the portal will include a question indicating whether the appointment is for a first or second dose.
      • You do not have to receive your second dose from the same location you received your first dose. Additionally, it is not required to schedule your second appointment through the portal.
    • 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.

 

Latest Stories

NOC’s Luetkenhaus Created Secret Sexual Game; New Details Emerge

TONKAWA (News 9) –  Disturbing new details in the kidnapping and sex crime case against a...

Black Caucus Members Respond to Ardmore Public School Incident

OKLAHOMA CITY — Members of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus released the following statements in response...

Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 12 May 2021

Situation Update: COVID-19 COVID-19 Cases 450,543 New Cases 143 New Cases 7 day Average 182 Active...