November 2, 2021,
COVID19 UPDATE FOR FORT HALL RESERVATION
Fort Hall- CDC recommends an additional dose of Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster. The CDC recommends an additional (second) dose of Johnson & Johnson for people 18+ years two months after the first dose. CDC recommends an additional (third) dose of Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people in certain age groups, certain health conditions, or high-risk jobs six months after the second dose.
Please contact your healthcare provider or call the COVID-19 Hotline (208) 238-5494, For questions or concerns on if you meet the criteria for an additional dose.
Fort Hall community testing will continue in November, Tues-Thurs 12-5:45 p.m. Tuesday’s community testing will be located at Eagle Lodge, Wednesday testing will be at Buffalo Lodge, and Thursday testing will be at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel/Event Center (East Entrance). Testing will not be available Thursday, November 11, regarding Veteran’s day, and no testing for the week of Thanksgiving. Tests are available for all residents (Tribal and non-tribal) while supplies last. IHS beneficiaries must show CIB or Tribal ID to receive a $20 reimbursement (gas cards) (one per week). For questions, contact the COVID-19 Coordinator (208) 478-3921.
(HRSA) Shoshone-Bannock Community Health Center is now offering Monoclonal antibody therapy by appointment. Individuals need a referral from their primary provider to ensure HRSA provides the appropriate service. For more information, please call (208) 478-3987
Health officials want to thank the community for taking preventative measures by wearing masks and social distancing. Council leaders advise the community for those who come into possible contact of COVID-19 exposure to please stay distant from elders and young ones who may be immunocompromised.
The numbers for this week as of November 2, 2021, at noon, are:
Total Cases To-Date 1,394
Total Active Cases 68
Total Currently Hospitalized 4
Total Recovered to Date 1,288
Total Deceased to Date 37
Total Breakthrough cases 132 *Breakthrough cases are when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus.
Total Vaccines that have been given to Date 6,620 / Youth ages 12-17 years 476
The Tribes have given 6,620 vaccines to the Fort Hall community, covering 57% of the reservation population. Of this number, 3,440 are fully vaccinated, 476 have been given to tribal youth, ages 12-17, by Fort Hall IHS.
$50.00 vaccination incentives can still be picked up at Not-tsoo Gah-nee. This is a “one-time-only” for those fully vaccinated and who have not yet received the incentive. (must show your vaccine card & Tribal ID/CIB)
Mandatory masks are in effect for the entire Fort Hall Reservation. Wear your mask when entering any business, including getting gas, buying groceries, or playing at the casino.
COVID-19 testing is available at the IHS south tent structure. Call 208-238-5494 to schedule an appointment.
The Not-tsoo Gah-Nee IHS Clinic (IHS) provides Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. IHS offers a walk-in clinic on Monday-Wednesday, Friday 9–11 a.m., Thursday 1:30–3:30 p.m. Contact 208-238-5435 (THHS), 208-238-5427 (IHS Medical).
The Shoshone-Bannock Community Health Center (HRSA) offers walk-in vaccinations seven days a week, currently offering Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson. COVID testing is available based on medical needs. Please call 208-478-3987 with any questions.
Transportation is available for community members who want to get COVID-19 tested. Call 208-478-4069 (Transit Dispatch)
Visit us online at www.sbtribes.com/covid-19/ to view the COVID19 data dashboard