Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

CATG Tribal Members,
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization to permit the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 12 years of age and older. CATG Clinics are offering this vaccine and we are recommending ALL individuals 12 years of age and older receive a COVID-19 Vaccine.

CATG is sending out letters to families across the Yukon Flats region to determine how many 12 to 17 year olds are interested in receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine is a series of (2) shots. One given now and the other given after 21 days.

Please call your clinic today to obtain a Vaccine Consent Form for Individuals Under 18 years of Age. Parental permission is required for children to receive this vaccine prior to inoculation. We need these forms so we can make preparations to order the Pfizer­ BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and make arrangements for travel to your village to provide this service. 
 
This is a fantastic immunization opportunity to keep your children healthy and to keep our communities and elders healthy. We are asking everyone to complete the forms and return it to their village clinics as soon as possible, before June 18th.
 
If anyone has questions/concerns they can call clinics at:
 
Fort Yukon, (907) 662-2460
Arctic Village, (907) 587-5229
Beaver, (907) 628-6228
Venetie, (907) 849-8712
Birch Creek, (907) 662-2460
 
We also have 200 doses of Moderna expiring 8-26-21 and 50 doses of Johnson and Johnson expiring 6-13-21. We are asking folks to call their clinics as soon as possible if they want to get vaccinated. 
 
CATG strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated!
 
Debra McCarty, Clinic Director
CATG Yukon Flats Health Center