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Posted below is immunization information for tribal members, as it is made available:

Sault Tribe Health Division COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

COVID Vaccine (age 6 mo. and older) now available by appointment. To register call Sault Tribe Community Health at 906‑632‑5210 or Sault Tribe Health Center Medical at 906‑632‑5230. You must be eligible to be seen at our clinics to schedule a vaccine.

Sault Tribe Health Director makes recommendations
Number of new COVID cases increases sharply

The following is a statement from Sault Tribe Health Director Leo Chugunov:

Due to recent significant increase in a number of new COVID-19 cases, I highly recommend the use of masks indoors in public settings on all tribal lands located in Chippewa and Mackinac counties as these two counties are now categorized as a high-risk areas for transmission of COVID-19.

For your convenience self-collect “drop off” COVID-19 Ag testing is offered at Sault Tribe Health Center, Hessel Tribal Health Center, St. Ignace Tribal Health Center, Manistique Tribal Health Center, Munising Tribal Health Center and Newberry Tribal Health Center.

I also would like to use this opportunity to notify you that if you test positive for COVID-19, different treatment options may be suitable for you. For example, the anti-viral (COVID-19) treatment Paxlovid is available at Sault Tribe Health Center, St. Ignace Tribal Health Center, Manistique Tribal Health Center and Munising Tribal Health Center. This medication may help you recover from COVID-19 faster or prevent you from becoming seriously ill. Paxlovid is prescribed after a patient has tested positive for COVID-19, when it is appropriate for the patient and within five days of symptoms’ onset. In addition to COVID-19 Ag test, blood work maybe required in order for your provider to make an informed decision about the prescription or to select proper dose of Paxlovid.

Monoclonal antibody treatment (mAB) could be an option as well. It is approved for emergency use in non-hospitalized adults and pediatric patients who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 symptoms or the need for hospitalization. Monoclonal antibody treatment may be given as an infusion or a series of injections. You must have a referral from your Provider to receive this treatment. It is available in the Emergency Rooms of local hospitals.

Second Booster

Covid-19 Pfizer second booster Vaccination Clinic

Covid-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinic second booster dose (fourth dose) is now being offered.
Who is eligible?
• Any persons 50 years or older
• Must be at least four months after their first booster dose (third dose)
• 12 years and older with certain moderate to severe immunocompromised conditions (Pfizer only)
To register: Call Sault Tribe Community Health at 906‑632‑5210 or STHC Medical at 906‑632‑5230. Must be eligible to be seen at our clinics to schedule a vaccine.
Clinics held at STHC Community Health Dept., 2864 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Flyer

COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinics

COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinics are open to children and adults the first and fourth Monday of the month by appointment only. Call Sault Tribe Community Health at 906‑632‑5259 to register. The Sault Tribe Community Health Dept. is located inside the Sault Tribe Health Center, located at 2864 Ashmun St. in Sault Ste. Marie.

NOTICE: COVID-19 testing eligibility changes

Due to supply chain uncertainty, effective tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, and until further notice, the Sault Tribe Health Division will perform “drop off” self-collect COVID-19 Ag testing ONLY for patients who are eligible to receive services in the Sault Tribe Health Division. Also, starting tomorrow, COVID-19 RNA testing for travelers eligible to receive services at the Sault Tribe Health Division will be performed by Walk In Clinic in STHC ONLY in documented emergency situations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sault Tribe offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —Per the recommendation of the CDC, COVID-19 vaccine booster shots will be available through Sault Tribe hosted COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. At this time, booster shots are recommended for immunocompromised patients along with those who live with or are in regular contact with them.

All vaccinations are open to the public. If you are interested in getting a booster shot, please go online to register at www.saulttribehealth.com or call 906‑632‑5200. Please look on your vaccination card to determine which vaccine you received and schedule your booster with the same vaccine, as cross vaccinations are not recommended at this time

Registering youth for COVID-19 vaccine

In anticipation of upcoming Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on COVID-19 vaccines for youth ages 12-15, the Sault Tribe Health Division is opening electronic registration for this age group beginning May 5. Although vaccination for 12- to 15-year olds will not yet be available, the information obtained through registration will help determine the level of interest in a COVID-19 vaccination for youth and assist in planning future mass vaccination events. Please visit saulttribehealth.com to register your youth.

Health Division launches online COVID-19 vaccination registration form

The Sault Tribe Health Division is pleased to announce their new online COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Form. The COVID-19 Vaccination Form is now available at www.saulttribehealth.com and can be accessed via cellphone, tablet or computer. The form allows Sault Tribe members and team members to register their contact information so they can be scheduled for an appointment once the vaccine becomes available.

If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, please complete one registration form at

If you need assistance completing the form or have no access to the Internet, please contact our COVID-19 line at 906‑632‑5200 (MON - FRI 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Please watch our website at saulttribehealth.com or our Sault Tribe Health Division’s Facebook page for more information about our COVID-19 vaccination services.

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