Choctaw Nation Offers COVID-19 Vaccinations to Public

DURANT, Okla. (March 11, 2021) – The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) is opening vaccination appointment times for non-tribal members. Starting March 8, 2021, educators of any level or type of institution may schedule their appointment. Beginning March 15, 2021, the appointments will be open to the public, providing patients meet the vaccine manufacturers' minimum age requirements.

"The goal is to vaccinate as many people as possible to begin to reach the herd immunity that is needed to protect the general public against the COVID-19 virus," says Todd Hallmark, Executive Officer of Health. As of March 10, CNHSA has given over 19,000 doses of the vaccine.

CNHSA is currently offering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The minimum age for the Pfizer vaccine, given primarily at the Talihina Clinic, is 16 years old. The Moderna vaccine is given at the other Choctaw Nation clinics, with a minimum age of 18.

To schedule an appointment, call 800.349.7026 extension 6 and choose your closest clinic. To learn more about available opportunities and eligibility, please visit www.choctawnation.com/covid-19.

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About The Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please go to www.choctawnation.com.