COVID-19

With pre-teens and teens ages 12 years and older eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, parents have questions about the vaccine and what to expect afterward. Mary Clarke, M.D. president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, answered some common questions about the vaccine, teens and pre-teens. 

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What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine for children who are immunocompromised or medically fragile.

With pre-teens and teens ages 12 years and older eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, parents may have questions about whether or not children who need complex care or have serious medical conditions should be vaccinated. Dr. Darin Brannan, senior director of Clinical Informatics at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, answers some questions about the vaccine and children who are immunocompromised or medically fragile.

What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine for 12+

With pre-teens and teens ages 12 years and older eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, parents have questions about the vaccine and what to expect afterward. Mary Clarke, M.D. president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, answered some common questions about the vaccine for teens and pre-teens.

Help make 2021 a better year: Get the COVID-19 Vaccination when you're eligible

Dr. Eve Switzer, private practitioner, offers her first-hand account of getting vaccinated. Find out how the COVID-19 vaccine is different from other vaccines and how it will help.

Show you care: Get the COVID-19

vaccine when you can

Dr. Calin Kirk, family medicine doctor at Sam Hider Health Center, says she had zero hesitation about taking the vaccine as a breastfeeding mother and she'll vaccine her children when possible. She reminds us that getting sick with COVID can make others sick who may not recover well. Get her perspective as one of the first doctors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

Excited for a better year: The COVID vaccine

makes that possible

Dr. Rachel Franklin, vice chair of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and director of its clinics, had not been more excited to participate in healthcare than when receiving the COVID vaccine since the birth of her twins 20 years ago. She discusses how vital it is to moving forward. In addition to getting vaccinated, she asks that others not engage with anti-vax disinformation on social media.

For yourself and for your community: Why you should get vaccinated against COVID-19 when you can

Dr. Raghuveer Vedala, family medicine practitioner at the University of Oklahoma, discusses the critical role of herd immunity in returning to pre-pandemic life. He addresses common myths and the hope for community wellness in 2021.