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Drive-through vaccines, booster shots offered through reopened Saint Francis program
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Drive-through vaccines, booster shots offered through reopened Saint Francis program

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Drivers line up at a COVID-19 vaccination event in January. Saint Francis Health System has reopened two lanes for a drive-through vaccination clinic at 6600 S. Yale Ave.

Drive-through vaccinations are again available via Saint Francis Health System in south Tulsa for those eligible for booster shots as well as those seeking first or second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“At Saint Francis, we think the best chance we have of getting past this pandemic is with vaccinations,” Saint Francis executive Dr. Mark Frost said Monday during a virus-response update with city and county officials.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week endorsed booster shots for people 65 and older, nursing home residents and those ages 50 to 64 who have risky underlying health problems. The extra dose would be given at least six months after someone’s last Pfizer shot. People age 18-64 are also eligible for a booster if they are health-care workers, teachers or have another job that puts them at increased risk of being exposed to the virus.

“With the news from the CDC and the FDA last week, we decided to step up our vaccination efforts,” Frost said of the reopened drive-through lanes at 6600 S. Yale Ave. behind the Warren Clinic tower.

Two lanes will be operational from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, offering Pfizer boosters as well as first and second doses of COVID vaccine.

Appointments are required and may be made at saintfrancis.com.

Frost said the drive-through clinic is among the vaccination efforts Saint Francis executives are “delighted with,” including the health system’s partnership with Tulsa Public Schools to offer vaccinations through pop-up events.

Saint Francis ensures that patients incur no costs for testing, Vice President for Finance Deborah Gage said in a news conference later Monday.

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