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COVID-19 vaccinations available throughout county

by Lake County Leader
| November 23, 2021 9:40 AM

Tribal Health is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all people (tribal and non-tribal) age 5 and older. Flu vaccinations are also available for all Tribal Health eligible patients at both Tribal Health pharmacies.

Beginning Jan. 1, covid vaccinations will only be offered to those who are eligible for Tribal Health services.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and will need a signed consent form from a parent or legal guardian to receive vaccinations.

Vaccination appointments can be made online at www.mtreadyclinic.org. Search for appointments using key words: Arlee; KwaTaqNuk; or Ronan.

Covid vaccination clinics will be held at the following locations and times:

  • Arlee Fitness Center, Arlee; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 30 (5 and older).
  • KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino, Polson; 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 14 (5 and older).
  • Ronan Health Center; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays (age 5-11 only).
  • Charlo High School; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 (age 5-17 only); booster clinic, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 (age 5-17 only). Parents and/or guardians must be present to sign consent forms. Students who have already had one dose must bring their immunization card.

In addition to the Tribal Health clinics, the Safeway pharmacy in Polson is offering COVID-19 vaccinations for kids age 5-11 on Saturdays. Visit mhealthsystem.com/1646Pfizerkids to make an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccinations and other vaccinations (such as influenza, pneumonia, etcetera) can now be administered simultaneously.

Covid booster shots (Pfizer and Moderna) are also available through Tribal Health for:

  • People age 18-49 years with underlying medical conditions
  • People age 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 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 and substance use disorders.

For more information, visit the Tribal Health website at www.cskthealth.org.

Lake County Public Health on Tuesday reported 153 active COVID-19 cases with 20 people currently hospitalized and 81 total related deaths.