March 26, 2021

Vaccine Effort Focuses On Native Groups In Indiana

Vaccine Effort Focuses On Native Groups In Indiana

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi has partnered with several Indiana-based organizations to offer COVID-19 vaccines to Native Americans and other native groups in Indiana.

Michigan-based Pokagon Health Services has administered 3,000 doses of the vaccine to Pokagon citizens as well as employees and family members. 

The goal now is to help vaccinate as many Native Americans as possible living in Indiana, said Interim Director Priscilla Gatties.

“We have gone through all our list of essential workers, our elders and we have opened it up to almost pretty much anybody who qualifies from 18 and up,” Gatties said.

Vaccines will take place Saturday at 1145 East 22nd Street, Indianapolis and will be distributed by appointment only on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

The second dose in the two-shot series will be delivered on Saturday, April 24.

Interested individuals can schedule an appointment by calling the American Indian Center of Indiana at (317) 917-8000

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