COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters Now Available at Choctaw Nation Health Clinics
Published October 18, 2022
DUARNT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation Health Clinics are now providing more protection against the coronavirus by providing the new bivalent booster.
According to the CDC, individuals are eligible for a single booster dose of the new Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines if it has been at least two months since they completed their primary vaccination or received a booster dose of any monovalent (original formula) COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is for those 12 years and older, while the Moderna vaccine will be available for those 18 years and older.
“Up to now, COVID-19 vaccines have targeted the original COVID-19 strain,” explains Capt. Clinton Bullock, Director of Pharmacy for Choctaw Nation Health Services. “As we know, COVID-19 variants have made the vaccines a little less effective over time. The new bivalent vaccines provide protection against both the original strain and the new Omicron BA.4/BA.5 variants.”
Bivalent vaccines are now available for the general public at the Choctaw Nation Health Clinics at varying schedules. Call 800-349-7026 ext. 6 for information for your clinic or to make an appointment. Patients can also make an appointment by using the myCNHSA app or visiting my.cnhsa.com.
Visit the Choctaw Nation website for more details on the COVID-19 vaccinations.
About The Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 212,000 tribal members and 12,000-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.
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