Oklahoma State Department of Health receives new shipment of COVID-19 booster shots
Oklahoma is receiving another round of COVID-19 booster shots to offer residents.
Both Pfizer and Moderna have developed updated boosters of their original vaccines, intended to better protect against the omicron strains.
Officials say those variants are significantly more transmissible and that they make up the bulk of new COVID cases.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health started receiving the doses on Tuesday, and is now recommending the booster to anyone who hasn’t had a shot or the virus in four to six months.
According to state data, nearly 72% of Oklahomans have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far while only 58% of the population is fully vaccinated.
By age group, kids aged 5 to 11 are the least likely to be vaccinated with about 14 percent having at least one dose.
For appointments, visit the Tulsa Health Department's website, or by calling 211.