In collaboration with the Indian Health Services (IHS) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) the Southern Ute Indian Tribe hosted the second and third tribal vaccination events Wednesday, Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 11. Vaccines were made available to those who are eligible and scheduled by appointment.
“The Tribe was able to vaccinate tribal members and their immediate household, IHS-beneficiaries and members of their immediate household, tribal staff and insured dependents of staff, residents of Southeast La Plata County aged 65+, and Ignacio School District educators. Overall, the Tribe has vaccinated over 1,100 individuals,” said Lindsay J. Box, Tribal Council Communication Specialist. The vaccination clinic was held at the Sky Ute Casino Event Center. The follow up vaccinations will be scheduled for March, check the Southern Ute Drum for more details.