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Indian Health Service Approves COVID-19 Vaccinations for Youth Ages 12 and Over

The Indian Health Service announced that facilities will now begin vaccinating youth, who are 12 years old and up, with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. IHS’s announcement follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…
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NIHB Weekly COVID-19 Data Update Dashboard – May 12, 2021

Data on COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths by state and county.
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NIHB COVID-19 Quality Improvement Survey For Tribal Health Directors

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has developed a quality improvement survey for Tribal Health Directors. It centers around COVID-19-related challenges that your organization and/or Tribe experienced from July 2020 to February…
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FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Funding Applications Due May 6

On April 29, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened Round 2 of the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program. The program supports eligible health care providers (HCPs) responding to the pandemic by fully…
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Indian Health Service Update on Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Vaccine

On Friday, April 23, at the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the Indian Health Service (IHS) has lifted its pause of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen…
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White House Releases Dear Tribal Leader on American Rescue Plan Funding to Indian Country

On April 16, the White House released a Dear Tribal Leader outlining the over $4 Billion in funding provided to Indian Country in the American Rescue Plan to combat COVID-19.…
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Announcement of Pause in Use of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Vaccine

On April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration recommended that all hospitals, clinics, and other providers sites, including Indian Health Service (IHS)…
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CDC Releases New Resource for Tribal Communities on COVID-19 Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new resource for Tribal communities entitled “What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines.” The document contains frequently asked…
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NIHB Act of Love Campaign: Keeping Tribal Communities Safe

Visit the Act of Love Campaign website to learn more, share your masked selfie with NIHB or order your own NIHB Act of Love mask today! Click Here

Introduction

The National Indian Health Board is leading a national effort to advocate and secure resources for Tribes to respond to COVID-19. NIHB seeks to ensure that the Tribes remain informed on COVID 19, have the resources and assistance needed to respond to the pandemic, and that the Congress and Administration understand and address Tribal needs and priorities.  NIHB also aims to create resources that will be informative and helpful to Tribes and Tribal members.  NIHB believes that this coordinated national response is part of its sacred mission to serve the Tribes and help maintain the safety and well-being of Tribal citizens.

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