• COVID-19 Drive-up Clinic
    Adjusted Hours
    COVID Testing on Weekends
  • Mobile Health Program
    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 Drive-up Clinic Schedule

The COVID-19 Drive-up Clinic is currently administering 1st and 2nd vaccine doses ONLY. 3rd Booster doses for immunocompromised individuals are not available at the Drive-up Clinic. TMC Primary Care Clinic will be administering 3rd dose booster vaccines to patients that meet immunocompromised criteria. TMC Primary Care Clinic will be contacting these individuals by phone in the coming days.


Date Time Location Information Vaccine
Monday-Friday

9:00am - 12:00pm


1:00pm - 7:00pm


Walk-in

Tséhootsooí Medical Center - Southeast Parking Lot


Nahata’Dziil Health Center - Call to make an appointment

Pfizer: 12 years old & Older (12-17 years old with accompanying parent or legal guardian).


Moderna: 18 years old and Older. All individuals must live within the communities FDIHB serves and have established Patient Medical Records at Tséhootsooí Medical Center or Nahata’Dziil Health Center. COVID-19 Testing Available

Pfizer BioNTech & Moderna 1st Dose & 2nd Dose ONLY (must provide Vaccination Record Card)

Saturday

10:00am - 5:00pm

Walk-In

Tséhootsooí Medical Center - Southeast Parking Lot

COVID-19 Testing ONLY
Sunday

10:00am - 5:00pm

Walk-In

Tséhootsooí Medical Center - Southeast Parking Lot

COVID-19 Testing ONLY

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Who should get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Recommendations for who should get the COVID-19 vaccine will likely change as scientists and researchers continue to study data from clinical trials. Clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines didn’t find any specific safety concerns for any one group of people. This means the vaccine is safe for people of all of the ages that were studied, and for any race, ethnicity, those who have underlying medical conditions, and people who have already been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Approved for 12 years of age or older.
  • Number of shots: 2 shots, 21 days apart
  • How it’s given: Shot in the muscle of the upper arm

  • The vaccine does not include:

  • Fetal material
  • DNA
  • Antibiotics
  • Blood products
  • Preservatives, like thimerosal
  • Gluten
  • Egg proteins
  • Latex
  • Pork products
  • Microchips

  • For a full list of ingredients, side effects, and who should get the vaccine, see the fact sheet.

    Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet [PDF]
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Approved for anyone 18 years of age or older.
  • Number of shots: 2 shots, 28 days apart
  • How it’s given: Shot in the muscle of the upper arm

  • The vaccine does not include:

  • Fetal material
  • DNA
  • Antibiotics
  • Blood products
  • Preservatives, like thimerosal
  • Gluten
  • Egg proteins
  • Latex
  • Pork products
  • Microchips

  • For a full list of ingredients, side effects, and who should get the vaccine, see the fact sheet.

    Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet [PDF]
  • You should not get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are younger than 16 years old.
  • Do not get the vaccine if you’ve had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in the vaccine.
  • Do not get the vaccine if you had a severe allergic reaction after your 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Talk to your doctor if you are immunocompromised before getting the vaccine.
  • Pregnant women should talk to their doctor about whether or not they should be vaccinated for COVID-19 during pregnancy.

It’s important to tell the healthcare provider giving you the vaccine about all of your medical conditions, before you get vaccinated. Along with any other medical conditions you may have, make sure the healthcare provider knows if you:

  • Have any allergies
  • Have a fever
  • Have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
  • Are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • Are breastfedding
  • Already got another COVID-19 vaccine



TMC COVID Drive-up Clinic

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing
  • Monday - Friday
    9:00am- 12:00pm
  • Weekends
    CLOSED
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.

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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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