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FEMA to open coronavirus vaccination center in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has joined the White House in announcing a mega vaccination center will open in Tulsa and provide up to 21,000 COVID-19 shots per week.

The state and federal governments said Friday that the center will open April 21 at Tulsa Community College.

FEMA will operate the site in partnership with state and local emergency management and health officials plus the Oklahoma National Guard.

FEMA spokesperson Laura Lefebvre said the center is the only federal mega vaccination site planned for Oklahoma and will provide 3,000 vaccine doses a day for eight weeks.

The state health department reports 442,805 total virus cases and 8,033 deaths, increases of 416 cases and 10 more deaths since Thursday.

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