Vaccination Resources, Health and Food Help During COVID-19 Outbreak in Oklahoma

Posted on 04/13/21

Updated 10 a.m., 4-13-21
The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that Oklahoma will open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents over age 16 beginning Monday, March 29. Additionally, it announced residents from neighboring states and beyond are eligible to receive the vaccine beginning April 8.


In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, AARP Oklahoma is providing information and resources to help older Oklahomans and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and help prevent the spread to others.


VACCINATION RESOURCES
State Health Department Vaccination Portal - CLICK HERE
- Statewide portal for vaccine appointments

Oklahoma County Health Department Vaccination Portal - CLICK HERE
- Vaccination pods located in Oklahoma City area (limited to Oklahoma County residents)
- See transportation resources below for information on free transportation to Oklahoma County residents age 60 and older

IMMY Labs Vaccine Portal - CLICK HERE
- Vaccine pod locations in select Oklahoma locations (partnership with Oklahoma State Department of Health)

Mercy Health System Vaccine Portal - CLICK HERE
- Vaccine location in Oklahoma City (partnership with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department)

LIFE Senior Services: Provides assistance to seniors who do not have internet or email access to register for the vaccine online
- Call LIFE's SeniorLine at 918-664-9000, ext. 1136

2-1-1: Connection to vaccine-resource information, transportation services and registration; services vary by location in Oklahoma

Vaccine Hotline: call 800-232-0233 toll-free to talk to a call center representative who can provide information about locations that offer the shots. Assistance is provided in English, Spanish and many additional languages. In addition, there's a TTY line for callers who are hearing impaired.

Vaccine Finder: CLICK HERE
- free, online service where users can search for locations that offer vaccinations in Oklahoma; website provided by Boston Children’s Hospital and supported by a grant from the CDC

County-Specific Health Department information - CLICK HERE
- Due to the rapidly emerging updates statewide on vaccine opportunities, we encourage you to reach out to your local county health department for any new updates that may not be available on our webpage. Link provides contact information for 68 county health departments and two independent city-county health departments serving the 77 counties in Oklahoma.

Tribal Vaccine Options
- Multiple Oklahoma Native American tribes are now offering vaccinations for both tribal and non-tribal citizens.


PHARMACY RESOURCES
Federal Retail Pharmacy Program - CLICK HERE
- A collaboration between the federal government, state, national pharmacy partners and independent pharmacy networks to provide COVID-19 vaccines.

Walmart and Sam's Clubs
- Vaccines available through Walmart and Sam's Club locations in Oklahoma beginning Feb. 12
-- Walmart information - CLICK HERE
-- Sam's Club information - CLICK HERE


PHYSICIAN OFFICES
- Some physician offices are receiving limited volumes of vaccine resources. AARP is not provided with specific information on physician office vaccine availability, so we encourage you to speak directly with your provider to inquire about availability.


TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES
- Free transportation available for seniors age 60 and older with vaccination appointments (Oklahoma County only) - CLICK HERE
- 2-1-1 - Call 211 to schedule vaccination for homebound residents; 211 will coordinate a home health agency will come to the home and provide vaccinations
- Free vaccine rides available through AARP Oklahoma grants
-- Central Oklahoma Transit System - serves Pottawatomie and Seminole counties. 405-273-3000
-- Cherokee Strip Transit - serves Alfalfa, Blaine, Grant, Kingfisher and Noble counties and portions of Garfield and Kay counties. 580-863-2279
-- KiBois - serves Adair, Cherokee, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McIntosh, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties. 800-289-7228
-- ITNCentralOklahoma – serves seniors and visually impaired adults in Oklahoma county including Norman. 405-602-1558   
-- Oklahoma City Indian Clinic - serves Oklahoma City area. 405-948-4900,  ext. 249 or ext. 662
-- Pelivan Transit - serves Rogers, Delaware, Ottawa, Northern Tulsa, Mayes and Craig counties - 800-482-4594 
-- Red River Public Transportation Service - serves select cities in Roger Mills, Beckham, Custer, Washita, Kiowa, Tillman, Cotton, Jefferson, Stephens, Woodward, Caddo, Comanche, Ellis, Dewey, and Canadian counties. 580-335-5588
-- Southern Oklahoma Rural Transportation System - serves Bryan, Carter, Coal and Love counties. 580-924-5331
-- Tulsa Health Care Indian Resource Center - serves Tulsa area. 918-588-1900
-- Variety Care - serves Oklahoma City area. 405-632-6688, press 5
-- Veterans Families United - service for veterans offering vaccine rides and general medical rides in Tulsa/Oklahoma City metro areas. 405-474-3467



OTHER STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH INFORMATION
Oklahoma State Health Department – CLICK HERE
- Offers updates on those infected, tips for prevention, public resources including locations for testing, testing pre-registration and contact information

County Health Departments – CLICK HERE
- Provides contact information for 68 county health departments and two independent city-county health departments serving the 77 counties in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Area Agencies on Aging – CLICK HERE
- Offers free services and information for individuals age 60 and older

State guidance and information from Gov. Stitt – CLICK HERE
- Includes information on health updates, social services, business services, consumer protection resources, election resources and general state services updates


SOCIAL SERVICES ASSISTANCE
2-1-1 – CLICK HERE
- Includes statewide information for assistance with vaccination resources, food, rent, utilities and more


FOOD RESOURCES
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – CLICK HERE

Hunger Free Oklahoma – CLICK HERE
- Statewide information on food resources, changes to nutritional programs, and opportunities to help

Additionally, many grocery stores statewide are offering shopping hours for senior citizens. We encourage you to call your preferred grocer to find out what special services may be available to you.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, JOB AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
Oklahoma Employment Commission – CLICK HERE
- Provides information on unemployment, claims and more

Small Business Administration – CLICK HERE
- Provides business support and disaster loan application

Internal Revenue Service – CLICK HERE
- Provides information on the status of stimulus checks

LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Legal Aid of Oklahoma – CLICK HERE
- Provides resources on unemployment, evictions or foreclosures, unpaid debts and bill collectors, illness and no insurance or under-insurance, domestic violence support and more


AARP RESOURCES
NEW! AARP Oklahoma's overview on vaccine resources and distribution in Oklahoma - CLICK HERE

AARP's dedicated webpage for resource information and guidance related to coronavirus – CLICK HERE
- Read more about the virus, caregiving tips, how to stay safe, as well as a variety of educational sources

AARP Community Connections – CLICK HERE
- AARP website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic

AARP Fraud Watch Network – CLICK HERE
- Receive important information on frauds and scams; you can also call our free Fraud Watch Network helpline at 877-908-3360 if you or a loved one suspects a scam

This story is provided by AARP Oklahoma. Visit the AARP Oklahoma page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

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