Choctaw Nation to Vaccinate Adolescents

DURANT, Okla. (May 17, 2021) – After approval from the Indian Health Services, the Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents 12 years and older. The Pfizer vaccine has been given the approval, which is available at the Choctaw Nation Clinics in Durant, Poteau and Talihina.

“The approval to administer the vaccine to adolescents will give us more of an edge in the war against the coronavirus,” says Captain Clinton Bullock, Director of Pharmacy.

Previously, the Pfizer vaccine was approved for individuals 16 years and older. The US Food and Drug Administration extended its emergency use authorization for the vaccine in 12-15 year-olds on Monday.

To make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination, visit or call 800-349-7026 extension 6. For more information about the vaccination, visit

Kid getting vaccinated

A kid getting his COVID-19 vaccination in the Talihina Clinic.


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