The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma (AFO) has partnered with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) to provide sensory-friendly vaccine clinics to Oklahoma residents with autism or other disabilities and their caregivers. The COVID-19 vaccine will be available for children as young as five years old, as well as other adult and childhood vaccines upon request.
The following five clinics are scheduled for the summer of 2022:
June 23- Woodward County Health Department
June 28th- Oklahoma City-County Health Department
July 15th- Comanche County Health Department in Lawton
Prior to each event, clinic staff will receive sensory kits and specialized training for autism and other disabilities sponsored by a grant awarded to AFO from OSDH. Patients will also receive gift bags containing resources and helpful items for families to use with their children when visiting other new and possibly stressful places in their communities.
Children that are a part of the CDC’s Vaccines For Children (VFC) program are also eligible to receive their back-to-school immunizations. To learn more about this initiative, visit autismfoundationok.org/covid-19-resources.