Oklahoma Vaccines


Oklahoma health officials weigh in on Biden's employee vaccination mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Oklahomans have mixed opinions on President Biden's executive orders on vaccinations. Oklahoma doctors have a list of concerns regarding the current COVID situation in our state. With many hospitals at capacity, Dr. Woody Jenkins, an internal medicine physician from Stillwater, fears for the continuous staffing shortages.
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How will Biden's vaccine mandate affect Oklahoma tribes? It's complicated.

The email chains and phone calls among tribal leaders and lawyers started soon after President Joe Biden announced a sweeping plan Thursday to vaccinate millions of people against COVID-19. Large private employers must require employees to get vaccinated or face frequent tests. Federal employees, federal contractors and staffers of many...

Stitt: 'No Government Vaccine Mandates In Oklahoma'

Some of Oklahoma's top officials are condemning President Joe Biden's recent decision to require vaccines in most workplaces. On Thursday, the White House announced upcoming regulations from the Department of Labor requiring businesses with more than 100 employees to make sure all of their workers are vaccinated, or tested weekly.

Oklahoma lawmakers oppose federal vaccine mandate

ATOKA, Oklahoma (KTEN) — Lawmakers in Oklahoma are speaking out against President Biden's federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Rep. Charles McCall (R-Atoka), who is Speaker of the House, released a statement Thursday night calling the act an "unconstitutional overreach." "The President himself does not posses the authority unilaterally to enforce such...
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OSDH updates on hospital beds, COVID variants, and vaccinations

Body The Oklahoma State Department of Health held a Zoom press conference at 3:00pm on Thursday, Sept. 9 to address questions about where the state is on hospital beds and updates on COVID-19 variants and vaccinations. State Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye shared that there are discrepancies between state and...

Governor Stitt, Oklahoma lawmakers fire back at President Biden's vaccine mandate plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - President Biden continues to push for more vaccines in America. In an address Thursday, President Biden announced 80 million Americans remain unvaccinated. In an effort to get more people vaccinated, he's directing the Department of labor to develop an emergency rule that mandates vaccines for businesses...

Vaccinations trending up, overall cases, hospitalizations down this week

Reports of Custer County residents getting vaccinations continues to slowly increase. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), 56.5 percent of county residents ages 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 88 percent of residents ages 65 and older have received one dose.

Oklahoma Attorney General preparing litigation against Biden over vaccine mandates

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor said the state is preparing litigation against President Joe Biden's administration over sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandates. On Thursday, Biden announced expansive rules mandating that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly,...