FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, the following groups should receive a Pfizer booster shot. TribalHealth is offering these shots. 

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care facilities at least six months after their Pfizer primary series. 
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions at least six months after their Pfizer primary series. 
  • Frontline healthcare workers at least six months after their Pfizer primary series. 
  • Teachers residing and teaching on the Flathead Reservation at least six months after their Pfizer primary series. 

Although the CDC states the following groups may receive a vaccine, Tribal Health is not offering a booster shot to these patients, but plans to do so in the near future:  

  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions  
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting  

Some of the Underlying Medical Conditions include the following: 

  • Cancer, CKD, Chronic Lung Disease, Dementia/neurological conditions, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Heart Conditions, HIV infection, Immunocompromised, Liver Disease, Overweight/Obesity, Pregnancy, Sickle Cell/Thalassemia, Smoking, Transplant recipients, Stroke, CVD, Substance Use Disorders 

Boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have not been authorized. Tribal Health is not offering booster shots to patients that received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.  

The booster shots offered at this time are only for those who completed the Pfizer vaccination primary series. 

Tribal Health is offering the following vaccination clinics beginning on 9/27/21: 

KwaTaqNuk Resort 

  • Tuesdays 2-6pm 
  • Wednesdays 11-3pm 

Arlee Community Center 

  • Mondays 2-6pm 
  • Thursdays 11-3pm 

Appointments should be scheduled for booster shots at mtreadyclinic.org or by calling Tribal Health at (406) 745-3525.  

More resources: 

Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) site:   

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt/demographics

Lake County - CSKT Unified Command Center: 

https://www.ucc-jic.com 

Lake County Public Health Facebook Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/Lake-County-Public-Health-Montana-346387957374/ 

Lake County Public Health website: 

https://lakecountypublichealth.org

 

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