Why get vaccinated?
Tribal and Native communities have been one of the most impacted communities by COVID-19. The three COVID-19 vaccines have been reviewed and approved by tribal public health experts and tribal epidemiologist as a safe and effective way to protect community, culture, and traditions by protecting our loved ones. All of the vaccines are effective at preventing severe symptoms, hospitalization, and death from the virus and stops the spread to our communities.
The Indian Health Service (IHS) it has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents who are 12 and above and said the vaccination is available at IHS facilities with an ample supply of the Pfizer vaccine and are working with IHS Area Offices and tribal, federal, and urban sites to distribute the vaccine. The IHS views this next wave of vaccinations as important so that Native Youth can return to social activities.
For additional vaccine appointment options, visit MyTurn.ca.gov, call the COVID-19 Hotline at (833) 422-4255, or talk to your family’s pediatrician or healthcare provider.
Let’s protect tribal elders and Native Youth to get to immunity for the safety of California’s tribal and Native communities.
Vaccination is one of the most important steps in ending the pandemic.
Each person that gets vaccinated brings us closer to a post-pandemic world.
More benefits of vaccination
Hospitalization due to COVID-19 drastically decreases
COVID-19 cases will go down so ceremonies and community events can start again
We can hug all of our relatives