By Conrad Dudderar
A second COVID-19 vaccine clinic open to the public is offered this week at a Yukon Main Street church
Vaccinations will be provided between 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at West Metro Community Church, 601 W Main.
No registration is required. Shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
“This is the follow-up from the homeless/motel clinic (three weeks ago), but anyone is welcome,” Yukon Mayor Shelli Selby said.
Yukon’s hotel/motel and homeless residents will receive priority during Thursday’s event.
Mayor Selby urges all Yukon residents to get vaccinated against the virus – and this Thursday’s walk-in clinic is a convenient way.
Anyone who is hungry will be offered free groceries after receiving their vaccines.
West Metro Community Church houses Jacob’s Cupboard, a “no-questions-asked” community food pantry started by Selby in memory of her late son.
BACK THREE WEEKS LATER
Canadian County Health Department (CCHD) personnel will be back at the Yukon Main Street church this Thursday providing boosters to people who received their first COVID-19 shots three weeks ago.
Some 2,721,002 total COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered and 1,036,513 Oklahomans have completed their vaccine series, according to the Oklahoma State Health Department’s May 10th data.
Selby worked with CCHD officials to provide an initial vaccine clinic April 22 specifically for members of Yukon’s homeless population and anyone living in Yukon hotels and motels.
Hotel/motel residents and the homeless often “fall through the cracks” during vaccination events because they do not have transportation or Internet access, Yukon’s mayor noted.
There are several extended-stay motels along Yukon’s Main Street within walking distance of West Metro Community Church.
Anyone with Internet access can make COVID-19 vaccine appointments online at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov
Other people can call the CCHD at (405) 354-4872 or dial 211 for more information.