COVID-19 & Other Vaccines

GRI is committed to providing our communities with easy access to vaccines including COVID-19 vaccines. We will continue to be a resource long after the pandemic has ended. 

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Free Vaccines

GRI is committed to providing safe vaccines to our friends and family in the Black community. We provide FREE vaccines to children and adults. Available vaccines include routine childhood vaccines; COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for infants through adults; flu vaccines and other vaccines to prevent and/or reduce the impact of sexually transmitted infections.  

COVID-19 Impact

People of Color have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the CDC, deaths from COVID-19 among people of color are nearly twice that of whites . Those with unique needs, such as HIV and Sickle Cell Disease, are particularly at risk.

When African Americans were asked which reasons are most motivating to get vaccinated, preventing infection among themselves personally and among friends and family rose to the top, along with preventing the spread so we can return to normal again.

The COVID vaccine, no matter which brand, has shown to reduce incidence of hospitalizations and death. This is why it is critical to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible. It’s your life. Your family. Your community. References:

Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
Source: CDC 
Source: NAACP 
Source: CDC 

FYI

Getting your COVID-19 shot is a safe and effective way to prevent hospitalizations due to serious illness and death. The COVID-19 shot is still the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 and all variants.

Oklahomans can find vaccine appointments for anyone five and older by visiting a local pharmacy or personal provider, using the state’s Vaccine Scheduler Portal or by calling 211.

    At-Home COVID-19 Tests

    Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #44 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

    If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, please see other testing resources for free testing locations in your area.

    At-Home HIV Test Kits

    Shame is the enemy of action. Please order your FREE and CONFIDENTIAL at-home HIV Test Kit today. You are not alone. GRI is here to help you through this process.

    Oklahoma Testing Information

    Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers:

    Boosters

    CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group. Click the button below to find the latest guidance on boosters for children 6-months to 17-years and adults 18 and over.

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      Important Facts

       

      Background

      COVID-19 is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Asia in late 2019 that has since spread globally into a pandemic. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While roughly 80% of cases report mild symptoms, some progress into severe pneumonia and multi-organ failure and can lead to death. If you are experiencing symptoms free testing is available.

      Symptoms

      Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
      Fever or chills
      Cough
      Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      Fatigue
      Muscle or body aches
      Headache
      New loss of taste or smell
      Sore throat
      Congestion or runny nose
      Nausea or vomiting
      Diarrhea

      Warning Signs

      Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
      Trouble breathing
      Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
      New confusion
      Inability to wake or stay awake
      Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
      Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

      Shame is the enemy of action.

      Shame is the enemy of vulnerability and action. HIV is a virus just like COVID-19 or the Flu. HIV is not a crime. If you think you might have HIV, give us a call. We can help you get confidential testing and free treatment.

      HIV and COVID-19

      We are still learning about COVID-19 and how it affects people with HIV. Based on what we know at this time, people with HIV may be more likely to become severely ill from COVID-19.

      Other factors can also make you more likely to become severely ill, such as age and certain underlying medical conditions. Older adults, people with certain medical conditions, and pregnant and recently pregnant people should take preventive actions to protect themselves from getting COVID-19.

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