Oklahoma expanding vaccine access to teachers, school staff

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is beginning its second phase of coronavirus vaccinations by providing inoculations to teachers and staff in pre-K through 12 schools. They’re also offering the vaccine to adults of any age with illnesses that make them susceptible to the virus.

Current Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Jena Nelson and the six 2021 teacher of the year finalists were vaccinated Monday morning in Norman. State health commissioner Dr. Lance Frye said he hopes all teachers who want the vaccine will have received it by spring break.

The state health department reports more than 681,000 Oklahomans had been vaccinated as of Friday.