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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

9/15/2021

Update: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine on Aug. 23, 2021. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.

Booster Shots

Find out the latest information from the CDC on booster shots for COVID-19 vaccines.

Scheduling Your Vaccine Appointment

A COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler Portal is online for anyone age 12 or over to register and schedule a vaccine appointment. Oklahoma residency is not required. For more information, please visit Oklahoma.gov/COVID19 or call 2-1-1.

You can also schedule vaccination at most local pharmacies. Below are the scheduling links for the following pharmacies:

If your pharmacy is not listed above, please contact your local pharmacy directly for information on vaccine availability.

Walgreens, Walmart and Sam’s Club accept walk-ins for COVID vaccines and Walgreens is offering extended hours on Fridays to administer vaccines.

Saint Francis Health System and Ascension St. John also offer appointments for COVID-19 vaccines:


Key Points


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

All Oklahomans ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine has received FDA emergency use authorization for adolescents ages 12-17.

Do I need to call my PCP about getting the vaccine?

You do not need authorization or approval from your PCP to obtain a vaccination. However, you are encouraged to discuss with your PCP if getting the vaccine is right for you.

How much will the vaccine cost?

  • If you have Medicare: For individuals with Medicare, there is no cost. The provider should provide the vaccine free of charge and will file your claim directly with Medicare.
  • If you are an employer group member or an individual plan member: The cost of the vaccine is covered by the government, but the cost to administer the vaccine will likely be billed to CommunityCare. However, there will be no cost to you for the vaccine or the administration of it.

Is the vaccine safe?

The CDC states that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Information on the vaccine and its safety can be found on the CDC website.

I heard the vaccine is two doses, is that correct?

Two of the current vaccines do require two doses to become effective. Once you are approved to get the vaccine, the provider will give you all the instructions you need on the doses. For the vaccines that require a second dose, it will be important you get both doses of the vaccine within the recommended timelines.

Are COVID-19 home test kits covered?

CommunityCare will provide coverage or reimburse members for COVID-19 home test kits approved for emergency authorized use (EAU) up to a total maximum amount of $120.


Updated September 14, 2021

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