Oklahoma expanded its vaccination program the week of November 15 after a great deal of internal discussion. Overall, the decision to expand has been a positive one for the state.
Four factors led to the decision:
(1) the number of doses administered to ACIP target group members was on the decline,
(2) ILI had peaked in mid-September/October,
(3) demand for vaccine among all groups was starting to wane, and
(4) providers were reaching storage capacity in their refrigerators.