Cleveland County Health Department Public Information Officer Sara King reports the best day to make a reservation for a COVID vaccination is Thursday mornings.

“It’s a supply and demand thing,” King told The Purcell Register earlier this week.

She said she knows the portal is not ideal for every circumstance.

“But people are being able to make appointments on it,” King said. “The issue is simply we’re notified of inventory on Tuesday. Then the vaccine is redistributed between Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Then we can figure out the appointments for that week,” King continued. “The federal officials communicate with the state and that how we know how many doses we have to work with.”

King said the State of Oklahoma is working the bugs out of the portal.

The McClain County Health Department is open at Purcell on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed from 12 noon until 1 p.m. for lunch.

The health department is open at Blanchard with the same hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The office is open at alternating towns every other Friday.

Vaccines will also be administered by some pharmacies. You can check to see when or if your pharmacy will be providing the vaccine.

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