Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, the following groups should receive a Pfizer booster shot. Tribal Health is offering these shots.
- People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care facilities at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
- People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
- Frontline healthcare workers at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
- Teachers residing and teaching on the Flathead Reservation at least 6 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:
- 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.
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