Roe receives COVID-19 vaccine

State Rep. Cynthia Roe, who also serves as a nurse in Pauls Valley, receives the first dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

State Rep. Cynthia Roe, R-Lindsay, received the first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine earlier this week.

Roe received the vaccine through her duties as a nurse practitioner in Pauls Valley, a role she has continually held while also serving as state representative for House District 42.

“I received my first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine,” Roe said on Tuesday.

“With the uncertainty of this virus and not knowing how long I will have antibodies from my previous infection, after much discussion with some of my physician peers, including an infectious disease specialist, I decided it was in the best interest of the people I care for in the healthcare arena to be protected further.

“That is the basis of my decision for taking the vaccine.”

She tested positive for COVID-19 in late June. Roe has 37 years of nursing experience and serves as vice-chair of the House Public Health Committee.

The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are reserved for frontline health care professionals and nursing home staff and residents.

Doses will be available to government officials and the general public at a later date.

A timeline of Oklahoma Health Department’s vaccine distribution plan is available online.

Roe's House District 42 includes parts of Garvin and McClain counties.

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