Arms race: Why 62,000 doses of Covid vaccine sit frozen in Oklahoma
January 31, 2021
The state Department of Health provided 97,500 doses to CVS and Walgreens, who were contracted by the federal government to vaccinate vulnerable residents and workers at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, veteran centers and other long-term care facilities.
Barely one-third of those doses have been administered, according to federal data. The rest remain in freezers. And residents, workers, family members and state officials are in the dark about which facilities have received the vaccine and who's next.
Beyond the long-term care residents and workers still waiting, Oklahomans age...