Oklahoma Health Officials Urge Young People To Get Vaccinated
Oklahoma’s overall vaccination rate ranks among the worst in the nation, but some age groups are worse than others.
During a press briefing on Friday, Oklahoma State Department of Health officials raised concerns about rates among those under 34, especially teenagers.
According to the latest state epidemiology report, just 22.8% of Oklahomans between the ages of 12 and 35 are fully vaccinated. For those between the ages of 12 and 17, that number is only 11.8%.
Stone and other health officials said that upping those rates is the best way to ensure in-person schooling in the fall.
Less than 39 percent of Oklahomans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, ranking the state 40th in vaccine rollout.