AKWESASNE (Kenténha/October 17, 2022) — The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services reported an overall vaccination rate of 72.6%, which is an increase of 3.6% since their last report on Seskéha /August 10th. The updated rate reflects individuals who have received their initial two-shot series of a COVID-19 Vaccine.
The largest increase in vaccinations took place among individuals ages 18-years old or more, which increased by 4.4%. This age group saw an additional 256 community members receive their first dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine. The age group also saw another 109 people receive their first booster (Monovalent Booster) and an additional 122 receive their second booster (Bivalent Booster).
The Monovalent Booster is available for individuals ages 5-years old or more, while the Bivalent Booster is for clients who are 12 years or more and received their first booster at least four (4) months ago. Individuals can get either Booster shot at their Walk-in Vaccine Clinic held every Wednesday at the Tribal Clinic, located at 404 State Route 37 in Akwesasne.
Due to staff shortage, the Wednesday, October 19th Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be cancelled. Please call (518) 358-3142 if you would like to schedule your vaccination for Wednesday, October 26th.
Health Services is kindly urging eligible individuals to please get their Booster shots, particularly the Bivalent Booster, as it contains an mRNA component that has common attributes of the omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 and provides better protection. The tribal clinic has the Bivalent Pfizer Vaccine available for individuals 12-years old or more, while the Bivalent Moderna Vaccine is available for clients who are 18 years or older.
Individuals are encouraged to download the new Health Services app for your smartphone or other device to stay up-to-date on COVID-19. The “Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe” app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play and includes a clinic directory, health videos, tribal news and events, employment opportunities, a quick link to the Tribal Members Portal, and other important information.