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120 NOC Employees Receive First COVID-19 Vaccine

Cutline:  Photo #2 — White Eagle Health Center staff vaccinated NOC employees Friday, March 3.  Pictured (L-R):  Yvonne Warrior, Kaycee Childs, Kimberlee Burgess, Dr. Cheryl Evans.  (photo provided)

120 NOC Employees Receive First COVID-19 Vaccine

On Friday, Feb.  120 Northern Oklahoma College employees were vaccinated in a large pod at the Renfro Center, Tonkawa campus thanks to a partnership between NOC and the Ponca Tribe, along with the White Eagle Health Center (WEHC).

Staff from WEHC along with volunteer faculty, staff and students in the NOC Nursing program helped administer the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to interested employees from the Enid, Stillwater and Tonkawa campuses.

Daniel Sherron, Health Services Director at Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, said, “As the Health Administrator for the White Eagle Health Center and an adjunct faculty member of Northern Oklahoma College, I am super excited that I am able to help my colleagues with this vaccination process. Community partnering is essential in times of pandemic as we are all moving in the same direction and that is a return to normal. It is my hope that this vaccination will aid in helping in that return.”

NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans said, “We are so thankful for the Ponca Tribe and White Eagle Health Center for including Northern. We are thrilled and so excited to have this opportunity for our employees.  This will make a huge difference for our campus communities.”

WEHC has scheduled Round 2 of the vaccine for NOC employees on Friday. March 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Renfro Center at NOC Tonkawa.