Mercy in Oklahoma City is opening a registration portal for future COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Meinders NeuroScience Institute.
Mercy has teamed up with Oklahoma City County Health Department to host weekly vaccine clinics on its campus since Jan. 7. To date, Mercy has administered more than 50,000 vaccines. We are honored to support the county and our community in this very important public health initiative.
“Mercy’s vaccine registration process is not intended to replace the state or county portal but to create an additional access point for people who want a vaccine,” said Matt Wright, chief operating officer for Mercy Clinic in Oklahoma. “We anticipate that this new tool will help our vaccine clinics run more efficiently when we are vaccinating thousands of Oklahomans in one day. Patients can schedule directly into our system and we’ll be able to send appointment reminders and offer options to reschedule or cancel their appointments with us directly.”
Oklahomans interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at Mercy’s campus in northwest Oklahoma City may go to mercy.net/VaccineOklahoma. They will be prompted to answer a series of questions to determine eligibility and placed in a queue. Once vaccine becomes available, those eligible under state guidelines will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
While filling out an online form is the preferred way for patients to get into the virtual line for a COVID-19 vaccine from Mercy, Oklahomans without internet access are welcome to call an automated phone number at 1-833-364-6777 to register. The automated, interactive voice response system will record the patient’s name and date of birth. When vaccines become available, a Mercy co-worker will call back to schedule an appointment.
The state of Oklahoma expanded vaccines to everyone is phases one, two and three. Current priority groups that are eligible for vaccine appointments are:
- Healthcare workers including expanded healthcare worker groups such as allied health fields and general outpatient health service (i.e. behavioral health, dentists)
- First responders
- Oklahomans age 65-plus
- Oklahomans under age 65 with co-morbidities
- Teachers and staff in all schools and childcare facilities.
- People living and working in congregate locations and worksites
- Public health staff and state, county and city government leaders and elected officials
- Workers for essential businesses and industries, critical infrastructure staff
You do not have to be a Mercy patient or have an existing MyMercy account to enter the queue for a vaccine appointment at Mercy. Vaccinations are by appointment only, with no walk-ins accepted.
Mercy asks for patience after you have signed up, as we are only able to schedule vaccinations when the state supplies vaccine.
The federal government sends a weekly shipment of vaccine to each state and the state and local health departments divide that shipment between vaccination sites. Mercy will open up new appointments each week when we learn how much vaccine we are expected to receive for that week.
Mercy strongly encourages everyone to be vaccinated as their priority group becomes eligible to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Clinical trials have proven the vaccine to be safe and effective.