Washington County Enterprise-Leader

Cherokee Nation To Host Covid Vaccine Clinic



WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. — Cherokee Nation will host a public drivethrou­gh covid-19 vaccine event at the Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs from 10 a. m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 10.

The tribe will administer 1,000 vaccines on a firstcome, first- serve basis to any member of the public 18 years and up, including residents of Arkansas. Cherokee Nation Health Services will offer vaccinatio­ns without an appointmen­t or any pre-registrati­on requiremen­ts to help more in the community become vaccinated.

“The Cherokee Nation is taking more of its vaccine distributi­on events out of our health clinic settings and into our communitie­s to make it easier for anyone who wants a vaccine to get it, and protect themselves and their families from this virus,” Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said.

The Cherokee Nation has now administer­ed more than 46,000 vaccines. A similar drive through event was held at Tulsa Hard Rock Casino & Hotel on March 27, and more are being scheduled.

Vaccines are also available to any member of the public through Cherokee Nation Health Services’ nine outpatient health centers located throughout the tribe’s 14- county reservatio­n. To schedule an appointmen­t, citizens can call 1-539-2344099 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p. m. Monday- Friday. No preregistr­ation paperwork is required and same- day appointmen­ts may be available.

Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs is located at 2416 US- 412 in West Siloam Springs.

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