Vaccine Available for 55 years and Older

Immediate Release

Vaccine available for 55 years and Older 

Fort Hall Indian Health Service (IHS), Shoshone Bannock Tribal Health and Human Services (THHS), and Shoshone-Bannock Community Health Center (SBCHC) are pleased to announce availability of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for elders 55 and older.  Fort Hall health program staff have been working diligently to administer vaccine to the community quickly and effectively.  Individuals vaccinated will need to return 4 weeks (at place of original vaccination) from their first dose to receive a second “booster” dose for full efficacy.  Follow-up appointments will be scheduled at the time of vaccination.  

To schedule an appointment call 208-238-5427 or 208-238-5435.

COVID-19 vaccination will be a good step in providing herd immunity (enough immunity to reduce spread of a disease) within our community to reduce the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Getting vaccinated will help to protect you, your family, and community.  Until we reach herd immunity, we still ask everyone to continue practicing social distancing, mask use, and hand washing; even if you have been vaccinated.

Our health programs are committed to vaccinating those who want to be vaccinated and are working diligently to make sure we provide vaccine in a timely manner.  Fort Hall health programs are following the approved vaccine schedule.  Those in previous groups as identified in the vaccine plan (healthcare workers, first responders, and identified essential employees), individuals 65 and older can still be vaccinated.  

To schedule an appointment call 208-238-5427 or 208-238-5435.  If you are not an IHS –beneficiary (not a member of a federally recognized tribe and cannot receive services from Indian Health service), but are living on the reservation please contact the Shoshone-Bannock Community Health Center 208-478-3863.