CATOOSA – Cherokee Nation Health Services is offering a follow-up COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru distribution from noon to 4 p.m. on April 24 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Health Services will administer second doses for those who received vaccines during the first drive-thru event held March 27, as well as first doses available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event is open to any member of the public 18 years of age or older. Health Services will offer vaccinations without an appointment or any pre-registration requirements. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is at 777 W. Cherokee St.
“Our previous event at the Hard Rock was successful and we hope the surrounding communities will take this second opportunity to get vaccinated if they missed us last month.” said Health Services Executive Director Dr. R. Stephen Jones.
Any member of the public, regardless of where they live, is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine through Health Services. This includes the option of scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at any of the tribe’s nine outpatient health centers located throughout the tribe’s reservation in northeast Oklahoma.
Those looking to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a tribal health center can call 1-539-234-4099 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, to schedule an appointment. Registration paperwork is not required before calling and same-day appointments may be available.
Since receiving its first distribution of vaccines in mid-December, the CN has administered more than 55,000 doses of vaccines.