You can register for a vaccination appointment using the link: https://vaccinate.oklahoma.gov/ Complete the entire form, select an available appointment date and time, and submit the form. You will be notified by email confirming your appointment.
Is the vaccine safe? Yes, the vaccines that will be available to Oklahomans are safe and effective. The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administraton) has rigorous scientific and regulatory processes in place that ensure the safety, effectiveness and quality of COVID-19 vaccines. Throughout the entire process, the vaccines were evaluated for their safety and efficacy. Oklahomans should feel confident in receiving the vaccines. Both the Moderna vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine have been shown in late-stage vaccine trials to be safe and very effective, 94.5% and 95% effective, respectively. We encourage all Oklahomans to receive the vaccine when it becomes available to them.
If I had COVID-19 already, do I still need to take the vaccine? The CDC recommends receiving the vaccine, even if having had COVID-19. The protection someone gains from having an infection (called natural immunity) varies depending on the disease, and it varies from person to person. Since this virus is new, the CDC does’t know how long natural immunity might last. The CDC reports that some early evidence suggests that natural immunity may not last very long. Getting the vaccine, even after having had COVID-19, will help protect those vaccinated and others.
Can I stop following the 3 W’s (wear a mask, wash your hands, watch your distance) once I’ve gotten the vaccine? The CDC strongly recommend Oklahomans continue to follow the 3 W’s, even after receiving two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Stopping a pandemic requires all the tools available. The CDC knows the vaccine is effective at protecting recipients from COVID-19 — but may still be able to spread it to others. Right now, CDC has not determined if or when it will stop recommending that people wear masks and avoid close contact with others to help prevent the spread of the virus. Medical experts still need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before making that decision.
To learn about COVID-19 vaccinations in Kay County, click the following link: https://www.poncapost.com/local/kay-county-health-department-administering-covid-19-vaccine-tuesdays-and-thursdays