DO IT.  Get in line. Either here or through the OSDH portal ( ... but get it. 

The sooner everyone has their shots, the sooner we can all go out and play.

Peter Laws, BS, MRCP / N5UWY
National Weather Center / Network Operations Center
University of Oklahoma Information Technology
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Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 16:24
Subject: COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Phase 3 Ė Students, Faculty, and Staff Now Eligible

The University of Oklahoma


COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Phase 3 Ė Students, Faculty, and Staff
Now Eligible

March 9, 2021
With three COVID-19 vaccines approved for use and a steadily increasing vaccine supply, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has now opened vaccine eligibility to all Phase 3 priority groups, which applies to most students, faculty, and staff on the OU Norman campus and in Norman programs at OU-Tulsa.




Learn more about the OSDH phased plan for distribution here.


Getting Your Vaccine on the OU Norman Campus
Please understand that vaccine availability at Goddard Health Center for all currently eligible populations remains a first-come, first-served opportunity and supplies are limited. Each week, OU Health Services at Goddard Health Center receives limited supplies of the vaccine from the Cleveland County Health Department. OU Health Services will open vaccine appointments on its website as they become available.

Tulsa-Based Norman Program Students, Faculty, and Staff
OU-Tulsa administration, in conjunction with OU Health Physicians, continues to work to secure vaccine from the Tulsa Health Department (THD) for distribution on campus to our students, faculty, and staff in the applicable OSDH-approved phases. At this time, OU-Tulsa does not have a commitment of vaccine from THD. Please monitor your university email for vaccine-related updates. OU-Tulsa faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to continue to seek other options to receive a vaccine.

Future Large-Scale Vaccination Clinics Planned on the Norman Campus (Dates TBD)
While the university does not control the amount of vaccine it receives each week, as soon as Goddard Health Center begins receiving large quantities of the vaccine, OU Health Services will host large-scale vaccination clinics on the Norman campus. Information on clinic dates and appointment scheduling will be sent via email.
Our colleagues at the Health Sciences Center campus and OU Health will also email us when large-scale vaccination clinics that they operate are open for Norman campus faculty, staff, and/or students.

Resources to Help You Locate a Vaccine Off-Campus
In the meantime, those who meet current OSDH criteria may be able to schedule a vaccine appointment sooner at a location off campus.
Steps to Take:

  • Register on the OSDH Vaccine Schedular Portal and complete the questionnaire to be notified of vaccine appointment availability at a community location.
    • New appointments are posted to the OSDH portal as they become available.
    • International and non-resident students who have permanent out-of-state addresses are also eligible to register through the OSDH portal using their current local address. International and non-resident students are eligible to receive the vaccine in Oklahoma.
  • Avoid COVID-19 vaccine scams.
    • Verify the authenticity of vaccine appointment details.
      • Contact a trusted source for information (your state or local health department, health care provider, or pharmacist). 
    • Donít pay to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. 
    • Watch for unexpected or unusual texts. 
      • If your health care provider or pharmacist has used text messages to contact you in the past, you might get a text from them about the vaccine. If you get a text, call your health care provider or pharmacist directly to make sure they sent the text. Scammers are texting, too, so donít click on links in text messages Ė especially messages you didnít expect.
    • Donít share your personal, financial, or health information with people you donít know.
    • Learn more at


Continued Vigilance

The university encourages everyone to get vaccinated when they are eligible. When enough people get vaccinated, it makes the spread of COVID-19 from person to person unlikely, and the whole community enjoys greater protection. 

While OU gradually ramps up its vaccination supply and distribution, all members of the OU community, including those who have been vaccinated, must continue wearing a mask, social distancing, and frequently washing hands to stop the spread of COVID-19.