COVID-19 Information

Oklahoma State Department Of Health

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 has impacted communities all across our state, and every one of us plays a part in slowing the spread of the virus. Protecting our neighbors from COVID-19 is a personal responsibility — and getting the vaccine is a personal choice.

Find updates and information surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine so you can make an informed choice when the vaccine becomes available to you at oklahoma.gov/covid19/vaccine-information.html.

Schedule your vaccine

The health of Oklahoma National Guard members and their families is a key priority for the OKNG. Service members and their families are encouraged to sign up to receive vaccines at the earliest time they can. 

To register to receive the vaccine, visit vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.

Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID-19 resources

Visit oklahoma.gov/covid19.html to learn about how the Oklahoma State Department of Health is leading the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and find guidance, testing information and learn more about Oklahoma's vaccine roll-out.

Centers for Disease Control

Ensuring COVID-19 vaccines work

Before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determines whether to approve a vaccine or authorize a vaccine for emergency use, clinical trials are conducted to determine how well it works. This is known as effectiveness.

After FDA approves a vaccine or authorizes a vaccine for emergency use, it continues to be studied to determine how well it works under real-world conditions. CDC and other federal partners will be assessing COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness under real-world conditions.

Learn how the CDC and FDA ensure vaccines are effective before they are administered at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/effectiveness.html.

Ensuring COVID-19 vaccines are safe

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Emergency Use Authorizations for two COVID-19 vaccines which have been shown to be safe and effective as determined by data from the manufacturers and findings from large clinical trials. These data demonstrate that the known and potential benefits of this vaccine outweigh the known and potential harms of becoming infected with the coronavirus disease 2019.

Learn how the CDC and FDA ensure vaccines are safe before they are administered at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety.html.

Benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine

We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated now that COVID-19 vaccines are available in the United States. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.

Read about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html.

Eight things to know about the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program

Now that there are authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, Here are eight things you need to know about the new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines.

CDC COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions

The federal government, through Operation Warp Speed, has been working since the pandemic started to make one or more COVID-19 vaccines available as soon as possible. Although CDC does not have a role in developing COVID-19 vaccines, CDC has been working closely with health departments and partners to develop vaccination plans for when a vaccine is available. CDC is working with partners at all levels, including healthcare associations, on flexible COVID-19 vaccination programs that can accommodate different vaccines and scenarios.

Visit, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html to check out the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine FAQ page.

How the CDC is making COVID-19 vaccine recommendations

When the Food and Drug Administration  authorizes or approves a COVID-19 vaccine, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will quickly hold a public meeting to review all available data about that vaccine. Before making recommendations, ACIP reviews all available clinical trial information, including descriptions of:

  • Who is receiving each vaccine (age, race, ethnicity, underlying medical conditions)
  • How different groups respond to the vaccine
  • Side effects of each vaccine

Learn about the ethical principles and frameworks the CDC and ACIP uses when making vaccine recommendations at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations-process.html.

Learn about the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines

As COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and then recommended for use in the United States, it will be important to understand what is known about each vaccine. CDC will provide information on who is and is not recommended to receive each vaccine and what to expect after vaccination, as well as ingredients, safety, and effectiveness.

Learn bout the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html.
 

Center for Disease Control COVID-19 resource center

Visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html for the comprehensive guide to CDC COVID-19 vaccine information.
 

COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the safety and effectiveness of the approved COVID-19 vaccines at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits/facts.html.


Federal Drug Administration Resources

Moderna vaccine information sheet

Read this Fact Sheet at fda.gov/media/144638/download for information about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Talk to your vaccination provider if you have questions. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 1 month apart, into the muscle.
 

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine information sheet

Read this Fact Sheet at fda.gov/media/144414/download for information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Talk to the vaccination provider if you have questions. It is your choice to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 3 weeks apart, into the muscle.

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Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, adjutant general for Oklahoma, urges everybody to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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