St. Francis: More Than 1,200 Students Vaccinated In Northeast Oklahoma

Wednesday, July 7th 2021, 5:29 pm
By: News On 6

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -

Broken Arrow Public Schools partnered with St. Francis to hold a vaccine event for students Wednesday.

St. Francis says it started partnering with schools at the beginning of June to get students vaccinated and so far, they’ve been able to vaccinate more than 1,200 students across Green Country. They say around 175 students and adults got the Pfizer vaccine at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center today and they will come back to get their second dose on July 28th.

The vaccine event was open to anyone, but a parent or guardian had to be there for students between the ages of 12-17. St. Francis says a big majority of the people they saw today were under the age of 17. We spoke with several Broken Arrow Students today who say being vaccinated makes them feel more comfortable heading back to school this fall.

One student even told me being vaccinated makes him feel more comfortable being around his grandparents.

“That’s the main reason I wanted it is for my grandparents really,” said Broken Arrow Sophomore, Jonathan Thompson. “Just to be able to see them and whatnot.”

“I’ll feel a lot more comfortable knowing I’m vaccinated and I can wear a mask and I’ve already had COVID so I’m basically a superhero,” said Broken Arrow Freshman, Lauren Scoville.

Jenks is holding a vaccine event for students Thursday in partnership with Muscogee Nation.

It’s a drive-through event from 9 until 2 at Jenks Middle School.

Drive ups are welcome or you can sign up HERE