By RANDY’L TETON
EOC Public Information Officer
FORT HALL — Fort Hall’s current vaccination rate has increased to 50%!
We are above the State of Idaho which is currently at 40% vaccination rate. The ultimate vaccination goal for Fort Hall is 75% by the end of the year. According to the Tribes, there are now 6 detected cases of the Delta variant in Idaho: Ada County/Boise (2), Canyon County/Nampa (1), Twin Falls/County/Twin Falls (1), Gem County/Emmett (Northwest Boise). Tribal Health is stressing “Keep your guard up as cases have been increasing in the state and in the country.”
Numbers for this week as of July 13 at 4 p.m.: Total cases to date: 957; total active cases: 5; total currently hospitalized: 0; total recovered to date: 931; total deceased to date: 21; total vaccines give to date: 5,646.
MASS SCREENING UPDATES
The monthly community screenings have been terminated due to the deployment of the Idaho National Guard. Members of the community can still get screened weekly at Fort Hall I.H.S or HRSA clinic. The incentive program ($10 card) has been placed on hold until further notice.
To date, the Tribes have given a total of 5,646 vaccines to the Fort Hall community. Of this number, 3,003 are fully vaccinated which provides an estimate of covering 50% of our community population. Of the vaccinated population, 101 are tribal youth, ages 12-17, that have been vaccinated by Fort Hall I.H.S.
The overall data of vaccination numbers include Native Americans, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal members 12 years and older, and non-tribal employees and residents that work and live in Fort Hall. Stay tune! The Tribes will be implementing a new online COVID-19 dashboard, stay tune for the new look of COVID-19 data.
For those that are fully vaccinated, you can pick up your $50 vaccine incentive at Not-tsoo Gah-nee IHS Clinic (Vaccine card & Tribal ID/CIB required). To enter into the Sho-Ban Vax Nupius Drawing, go to : https://shoshone-bannock.tribalsites.com/pages/sho-ban-vax-nupius-drawing.html, or forms can be picked up and turned in at Fort Hall Clinics/Tribal Business Center.
Health scientists predict with low vaccination rates COVID will hit us hard in the fall and will continue circulating around the world for the next several years. We ask Fort Hall community to please consider getting vaccinated to protect yourself and your family. The variants are close to our home and are extremely contagious.
AI/AN Youth* and Adults (12+) Vaccine Opportunity (Youth 12-17 can only receive Pfizer at this time)
Not-tsoo Gah-Nee IHS Clinic
• J&J (1 dose), Moderna (2 doses-4 wk) ,and Pfizer (2 doses-3 wk) walk in clinic/scheduled: Monday-Wednesday, Friday 9-11a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m. 238-5435 (THHS), 208-238-5427 (IHS Medical).
Shoshone-Bannock Community Health Center
For the J&J (1 dose) walk-in clinic 7 days/week 2-7:45 p.m. walk-in or call to schedule 208-478-3987. For the Moderna (2 doses) walk-in clinic Saturday 2-7:45 p.m., Sunday-Friday call to schedule 208-478-3987.
The Tribes will have a Facebook LIVE Thursday, July 15 at noon highlighting vaccinations by Dr. Weiser. We will also announce this week’s Vax Nupius winner before Dr. Weiser presentation.
Visit us online at www.sbtribes.com/covid-19/ to view the COVID19 data dashboard.