Read the latest update on the status of the COVID-19 vaccine on the Norman campus.
In partnership with local and state officials, OU Health Services at Goddard Health Center on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to students, faculty, and staff in alignment with the Oklahoma State Department of Health phased plan for distribution.
Next week, OU Health Services expects to concentrate its efforts on the new priority groups in Phase 2, which includes OU faculty, staff, students, retirees, and their dependents who are adults of any age with comorbidities and PreK-12 teachers and staff. The vaccine is also still available to OU community members included in earlier phases, such as health care workers, first responders, and individuals age 65 and older.
Once OU Health Services receives notice of their allotment of vaccines for next week, a link to schedule an appointment will be posted on their website.
Vaccine availability for all current eligible populations remains a first-come, first-served opportunity and supplies are limited.
As more vaccine becomes available, and in accordance with OSDH guidelines, OU Health Services will expand its offering of the vaccine to other eligible OU populations.
Most members of the OU Norman campus community will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 3 of the OSDH distribution plan. To date, OU Health Services has been vaccinating OU community members who meet Phase 1 and certain Phase 2 criteria. Each week, it is anticipated that OU Health Services will receive limited supplies of the vaccine, allowing for the university to gradually expand its vaccine distribution to more populations on the Norman campus.
Under the leadership of OU’s Chief COVID Officer Dr. Dale Bratzler, three OU Health Sciences Center colleges – the College of Pharmacy, Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, and the College of Medicine – stand ready to supply a large group of trained students to administer the vaccine to Norman campus community members at Goddard Health Center. As soon as the Goddard Health Center begins to receive regular, large quantities of the vaccine, OU Health Services will host large-scale vaccination clinics. Information for eligible populations will be sent via email.
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For specific information regarding the vaccination plan for your campus, please refer to the communications sent to your OU email address.