YES! Tribal Health is now offering a 2nd COVID booster!A second COVID-19 booster (a fourth dose of vaccine) is now authorized for certain individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 disease. A second COVID-19 booster shot may be administered to the following individuals:
- Individuals aged 12 and older with certain immunocompromising conditions** can receive a Pfizer booster at least 4 months after receipt of the first booster dose.
- Individuals aged 18 and older with certain immunocompromising conditions** can receive a Moderna booster at least 4 months after receipt of the first booster dose.
- Individuals 18-49 who are NOT moderately or severely immunocompromised AND RECEIVED JANSSEN COVID-19 VACCINE for BOTH their primary and booster can receive a second booster using a mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after receipt of the first Janssen booster dose.
- Individuals 50 years and older can receive either mRNA vaccine at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of either mRNA vaccine.Please note, Tribal Health only offers the Pfizer vaccine at the Tribal Health Pharmacy.
**These are people who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise. A list of the conditions can be found here: People with Certain Medical Conditions | CDC
HOW DO I GET VACCINATED?COVID vaccinations (first and second doses) are available to Tribal Health eligible patients ages 5+ years. Initial COVID booster shots (a third dose) are also available for Tribal Health eligible patients over 12+ years old (5 months after the second dose for Pfizer or Moderna; and 2 months after first dose of Johnson & Johnson).The easiest way to get a COVID vaccine is to walk-in to either the Polson or St. Ignatius Tribal Health Pharmacy and ask for the shot.5-11 year old Tribal Health eligible patients can also walk-in to the Ronan Health Center on Wednesdays from 1-4 pm.For more information, please call Tribal Health at 406-745-3525 ph.