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    COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing Services Schedule UPDATED (1/7/22)
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    COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing Drive-Up Clinic Services
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The COVID-19 Vaccine at FDIHB, Inc.

On December 14, 2020 at 11:30am, Tsehoostooí Medical Center (TMC) received its first shipment of Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 Vaccine in part with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS) COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

Due to the unique rollout of the COVID-19 Vaccinations, the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc. (FDIHB) has instituted an Incident Management Team (IMT) that is responsible for the planning and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. FDIHB is following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations as well as working closely with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service.

Currently, the FDA approved Emergency Use Authorization (EMU) of two COVID-19 vaccines, one from Pfizer and one from Moderna that are two-dose series separated by 21 to 28 days. FDIHB is receiving the vaccines through IHS. FDIHB’s plan is for each vaccinated person to receive two doses of the same brand of COVID-19 vaccine, as brands are not interchangeable. Current recommendations are to fully vaccinate initial populations before expanding to additional target populations.

FDIHB has adopted the following prioritization listing provided by the Navajo Nation and Navajo Area Office IHS.

FDIHB, Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule

All individuals must live within the communities FDIHB serves and have established Patient Medical Records at Tséhootsooí Medical Center or Nahata’Dziil Health Center.

Individuals interested in receiving their 2nd or 3rd Dose of the COVID-19 vaccine must provide their Vaccination Record Card to the attending vaccination team. (updated 1.10.2022)

Location Date & Time Location Vaccine & Eligible Population

Tséhootsooí Medical Center Pediatric Clinic

Fort Defiance, AZ

Tséhootsooí Medical Center COVID-19 Testing Services Only

Southwest Parking Lot (South of the Emergency entrance)

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Closed on all major holidays)

Sunday - Saturday   (7 days a week)

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
(Closed on all major holidays)

By Appointment ONLY

Call: 928-729-8680 or 8422 to make an appointment


Pfizer 1st and 2nd Dose: 5 – 17 years old with accompanying parent or legal guardian.

Pfizer 3rd Dose: 16 – 17 years old

Nihi Dine'é Bá’ Wellness Center

Fort Defiance, AZ

FDIHB Mobile Health Clinic

See Monthly Schedule for Locations

Tuesday & Thursday

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Closed on all major holidays)

See Monthly Schedule for Dates

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Walk-In / Drive-up

See Monthly Schedule for Locations

Pfizer 1st and 2nd Dose: 12 years old & Older (12-17 years old with accompanying parent or legal guardian).

Pfizer 3rd Dose: 16 years old and Older.

Moderna 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Dose: 18 years old and Older.

5 – 11 years old COVID-19 vaccine NOT AVAILABLE at these locations

Nahata’Dziil Health Center

Sanders, AZ

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Closed on all major holidays)

By Appointment ONLY

Call: 928-688-5609 or 5622 to make an appointment

Pfizer 1st and 2nd Dose: *5 years old & Older (5-17 years old with accompanying parent or legal guardian).

*5 – 11 years old COVID-19 vaccine available on Wednesdays ONLY. Call to schedule appointment

3rd Dose Moderna: 18 years old and Older.

Moderna 1st & 2nd Dose: NOT AVAILABLE at NDHC

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FDIHB COVID-19 Testing Locations

  Tséhootsooí Medical Center

Southwest Parking Lot (south of Emergency entrance)

  • Sunday - Saturday (7-days a week)
    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Closed on all major holidays.

  FDIHB Mobile Health Clinic
  • Monday - Thursday (See schedule for various locations)
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday
Mobile Health Clinic — January Schedule
Keep In Mind

Please wear a mask upon arrival. Appointments are not necessary. If you have flu-like symptoms or experiencing shortness of breathe on the weekends, please visit the Emergency Department.

You've Been Tested for COVID-19 – Here's What to Expect.

You WILL be contacted by a FDIHB, Inc. Public Health Nurse or Contact Tracer if your lab test results come back as POSITIVE.

  • Be sure a current phone number is on file.
  • We are only able to give the results directly to the person tested unless they are a minor.
Need a copy of your test results?

NOTE: Public Health Nursing is NOT able to give you a copy of your results due to confidentiality restrictions. Call TMC Medical Records to receive directions, 928.729.8273.

Emergency Warning Signs

If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately. Call the Emergency Department BEFORE you arrive. Wear a Mask!

  • Trouble breathing/Shortness of Breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Fever at or above 100.4 F
  • Severe Cough

Stay Home You and your family need to stay home. Designate 1-person, NOT in quarantine, to do the shopping. *No outside visitors (INCLUDING family) during quarantine. *You may go outside, walk, and do physical activity as long as you are not around others.

Wash Your Hands Often Washing your hands with soap and water for 20-seconds is proven to remove the COVID virus.

Social Distance Stay 6-feet away from all individuals. This includes all family members.

Wear A Mask Wearing a mask protects others, so it is important to wear one, especially in the common spaces of your home.

Monitor Your Symptoms If possible, take your temperature twice daily (AM/PM) and watch for worsening symptoms or emergency warning signs.

Disinfect High-Touch Surfaces in your home, at least once daily.

Document the dates and names of all people you have spent time with in the last 14 days. You may not have your results yet, but please complete this now, just in case. Refer back to text & phone logs to help.

Prepare/Plan Do you have enough food/water? Make arrangements with relatives, ask others for help if you can.

Don't Be Afraid to tell others you were tested. Protect your self and those you care about.

Important Phone Numbers

COVID Mental Health Hotline: 928.729.3400     |    TMC Emergency Department: (928) 729-8600                                               Navajo Nation COVID Hotline: (928) 871-7014

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