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Inmates, Corrections Staff Express Reluctance To Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Jan 12, 2021
A health care worker fills a syringe with the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.
Whitney Bryen / Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma inmates are experiencing their own version of pandemic fatigue. 

It's Best To Wait For A COVID-19 Vaccine If You've Had A Positive Test In The Past 90 Days

Jan 7, 2021
Dr. Richard Heigle, left, watches as he is injected with Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, becoming one of the first ten people in the state to receive the vaccine, at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
Sue Ogrocki / AP

As Oklahoma enters the second phase of its coronavirus vaccination program, most residents are still waiting.

NHSE / Flickr Creative Commons

After a record-breaking 63 people died as a result of the flu during the 2013-14 flu season, Oklahoma health officials preparing for the coming season say educating the public is key to reducing both the deaths and the number of people who contract the virus.

Oklahoma State Department of Health epidemiologist Becky Coffman says public awareness and persuading residents to get a flu shot are vital.