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Tribe’s Health Services Provides Booster Shots, Home Test Kits

Nov 29, 2021

AKWESASNE -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services is continuing to ramp-up efforts to keep the Akwesasne community safe from COVID-19 in advance of a new variant being reported. Beginning this week, COVID-19 home test kits and booster shots will be made available to all interested community members.

Beginning on Tuesday, November 30th; a BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Test Kit is being provided at no cost at Health Service’s Testing Garage located at 404 State Route 37. The home test kits will be distributed to community members between the hours of 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please use the gravel road located across from McGree Road to access the garage.

The home test kit should only be used if you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms; such as sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, cough, loss of taste or smell, fever, diarrhea, or difficulty breathing. Using the test kits without exhibiting symptoms may result in a false negative. If positive, please isolate and contact your health care provider for guidance.

On Wednesday, December 1st; any individual age 18-years old or more may receive a booster shot at the walk-in vaccination clinic being held from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) until 4:00 p.m. at the former-IGA Building located at 850 State Route 37. Individuals who received their series of Pfizer or Moderna shots, as well as Johnson & Johnson, more than six (6) months ago are encouraged to get a booster. Please wear a short sleeve short, a mask, and be prepared to wait 15 minutes after receiving the shot for observation.

The booster shot is also available from healthcare providers and pharmacies outside of Akwesasne and can be found by texting your ZIP code to 438829, or calling 1-800-232-0233. Community members who receive vaccinations outside of Akwesasne are asked to please call the Tribe’s Outreach Program at (518) 333-0230 to have it documented with the tribal clinic.

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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.