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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

3/24/2021

This page is your dedicated resource for COVID-19 vaccine updates and information. We will continue to update this page so you will have the information you need about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Scheduling Your Vaccine Appointment: A COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler Portal is online for Oklahomans to register to be notified to schedule a vaccine appointment. Find out more about the vaccine scheduler portal.

For more information, please visit Oklahoma.gov/COVID19 or call 2-1-1.

Latest News

Starting March 29, Oklahoma is opening Phase 4 of its vaccine distribution plan so that all Oklahomans who are eligible may receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Register at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov to be notified by email with instructions on how to schedule.


Saint Francis Health System is now scheduling first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for individuals who are in Phases 1, 2 or 3 of Oklahoma’s vaccine distribution plan. Visit saintfrancis.com/getvaccinated to schedule an appointment.


Oklahoma has added pharmacy chains CVS, LeaderNET and Medicine Shoppe to administer COVID-19 vaccines.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the first set of public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued Emergency Use Authorization for a third COVID-19 vaccine, a single-dose vaccine developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson for individuals ages 18 and older.


Oklahoma has opted into the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, further expanding the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Vaccine doses will be distributed to independent pharmacies across the state, and select Walmart and Sam’s Club locations will also be receiving limited vaccine allocations. View the list of Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in Oklahoma with vaccine availability, or find another state where Walmart is administering COVID-19 vaccine. To check availability and schedule an appointment, visit www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine and www.samsclub.com/covid.

Which populations are receiving vaccination through this program?

The eligibility criteria for vaccination is determined by each state. Pharmacy partners will focus on vaccinating individuals who are eligible for vaccination based on the state-selected criteria.

Will pharmacy partners charge for the COVID-19 vaccine?

No. The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge for everyone.


Key Points


Frequently Asked Questions

Which phase is Oklahoma in for vaccine distribution?

Starting March 29, individuals in all four phases of the state’s vaccine distribution plan will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

How can I verify my priority group for receiving the vaccine?

To determine your priority group, read each description closely using the vaccine priority population framework document provided by the state or by signing up at the Vaccine Scheduler Portal.

How will I know when my priority group is authorized to receive the vaccine?

You can check back to this website frequently for information on which phase has been approved for the vaccine. You can also visit Oklahoma.gov/COVID19 or call 2-1-1.

You are also encouraged to follow the Oklahoma State Health Department on social media at the below locations as they will post updates as they are available:

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.

Will my PCP contact me about scheduling a vaccine appointment?

Ascension St. John and Warren Clinic (Saint Francis) will be contacting established higher risk patients if/when they receive supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to schedule vaccination appointments. However, all members should continue to use the Oklahoma State Department of Health online vaccine scheduler portal as the primary method to schedule a vaccination.

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.

How do I know if I’m a high-risk person and eligible for the vaccine now?

A high-risk person is an adult living in a long-term care facility who is unable to live independently.

If I am a high-risk person, where can I get the vaccine?

The vaccine will only be available at the long-term care facility. Those facilities will receive their vaccines based upon instructions from Oklahoma state health officials.

If I am a front-line health care worker, where can I get my vaccine?

Vaccines for health care workers will be available through your facility/employer. Your employer should provide you instructions on how to obtain your vaccine once they have them available.

If I am not a front-line healthcare worker or high-risk person, when will my vaccine be available?

As soon as more quantities of vaccines are available, we will receive information on the next groups to receive the vaccine. As we receive information on the availability of the vaccine to others, we will update this page.

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 March 24, 2021

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