Oklahoma doctors, tired but not deterred, push to get patients vaccinated
August 29, 2021
Dr. Douglas Drevets recalls feeling a burst of optimism when the year began.
The state’s long and deadly battle against Covid-19 seemed to have turned a corner as Oklahoma emerged as one of the top states in vaccinating eligible populations.
But that wouldn’t last long.
Oklahoma, once in the top 10 states for getting residents vaccinated, is now 12th worst in the country with more than 57% of the state still unvaccinated.
“I think we are all tired and we feel extremely disappointed that we had an opportunity and lost it,” said Drevets, who is chief of infectious diseases at OU He...