Vaccines Protect Me and You

October 27, 2021


Fort Hall – Cases are continuing to rise, an average of 6.28 cases are being reported daily. On Wednesday, October 26, 2021, officials reported 10 positives in one day. In the last 30 days, there have been a reported 12 deaths in Fort Hall that have been COVID-19 related. Prayers and Condolences for those families and their loved ones.
Health officials are continuing to inform people to take the necessary steps to keep from getting sick with COVID 19, the COVID 19 vaccine and the flu vaccine are both safe and can be taken together.
The Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot is available currently for those with the highest risk of serious complications of COVID 19. I.H.S. is providing booster shots for certain populations and for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.

The CDC recommends:
• People 65 years and older and residents in long term settings.
• People aged 18-64 years with underlying medical conditions based on their individual benefits and risks.
• People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID 19 vaccine at least 6 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. This excludes Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

Numbers as of Wednesday October 27, 2021, at 8:00 am

  • Total Active Cases: 47
  • Total Currently Hospitalized: 4
  • Total Recover to Date: 1,286
  • Total Deceased to Date: 36
  • Breakthrough cases 126*

*Break through cases are when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus.

Total Vaccines given to Date: 6,387
This total equals 57% of the reservation population. Of this number 3,420 are fully vaccinated, 213 have been given to tribal youth, ages 12-17, by Fort Hall I.H.S.

A mask mandate is still in effect for the entire Fort Hall Reservation. Wear your mask when entering any of the businesses, including getting gas, buying groceries, or playing at the casino. The Not-tsoo Gah-nee IHS Clinic (I.H.S.) is providing Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. I.H.S. pharmacy now has the Johnson& Johnson COVID 19 vaccine back in stock.

The Johnson & Johnson is a single dose vaccine currently approved for ages 18 and up. I.H.S. offers walk-in clinic on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 – 11 am, Thursday 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Contact THHS 208-238-5435 and HIS Medical 208-238-5427

The Shoshone-Bannock Community Health Center (HRSA) offers walk-in vaccinations seven days a week, currently offering Moderna (2 dose), Pfizer (2 dose) and Johnson and Johnson (1 dose). COVID testing is available base on medical need. Call 208-478-3987 with any questions.

Transportation is available for community members who want to get COVID 19 tested or vaccinated. Call 208-478-4069 (Transit Dispatch)

Visit us on line at to view our covid dashboard.