Choctaw Nation Partnering with Oklahoma State Department of Health for COVID-19 Vaccination Event

DURANT, Okla. –Choctaw Nation Health Service Authority (CNHSA) is teaming up with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) to get COVID-19 vaccinations to Oklahoma residents. The two organizations will be hosting a walk-in event at the McAlester Expo Center on March 16, 2021.

The Moderna vaccine will be given to Oklahoma residents 18 years and older. No appointments will be made, so please plan accordingly for potential wait times. You will receive your second dose of the vaccine on April 13, 2021 and you will need to bring the card provided during the event to get your second dose. Please bring identification and insurance cards with you to the event.

What: COVID-19 Vaccination Event

Who: Oklahoma residents 18 years and older

When: Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time)

Where: McAlester Expo Center at 4500 W. Hwy 270, McAlester, OK


About The Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please go to