The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians are thrilled that 975 doses of Pfizer vaccines were delivered on Tuesday – when only 185 doses were anticipated.
The unexpected large shipment means more appointments than originally planned but also means they need to get more needles and syringes.
Now the tribe is working to contact elders by phone and by using ads with local radio stations.
The health division is giving priority to health division team members, elders who are 60 or older, and critical workers.
As a Sault Tribe member who is sixty-years of age or older, you are eligible to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment with the Sault Tribe Health Division by calling 906-632-5200, ext. 45200. No one is required to receive a vaccination. Non-native spouses are not eligible for vaccination through the tribe at this time.
Those who received a vaccine from the initial Pfizer shipment are scheduled to receive their second dose on Jan. 5.
Anyone who received the vaccine from the first Moderna shipment is to receive the second dose on Jan. 19.
For more about how the tribe decides who gets priority for a vaccination, visit saulttribe.com.