You have permission to edit this article.
Edit

OSU still developing a vaccine plan

  • Updated
Covid vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine.

There is not yet a COVID-19 vaccination plan at Oklahoma State University, public information officer Shannon Rigsby said.

OSU health services officials are developing a plan, but it’s not finished. They’re deciding how the university will store and distribute a vaccine.

“UHS staff will be ready and able to administer the vaccination when it becomes available,” Rigsby said. “We remain in close communication with state and local health officials.”

Several drugmakers are testing coronavirus vaccines.

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca report 90% effectiveness in their late-stage trials.

Rigsby said it would be premature to speak in depth of a process before knowing which vaccine will be available and the timeline for its distribution.

“The university will keep the campus community (informed) of any future developments,” Rigsby said.

The O’Colly inquired about a plan after the University of Oklahoma announced a vaccination plan for their campus.

OU’s plan is in line with the state of Oklahoma's. It projects the first doses to be available in January or February.

Healthcare workers and first responders will be the first priority. 

High-risk students and faculty would receive the vaccine in the spring and those of good  in the late summer or fall.

Again, it’s premature to know for sure, but OSU’s plan would likely be similar to OU’s as the universities have been in lockstep with their COVID-19 regulations.

news.ed@ocolly.com