COVID-19 vaccination site moves back to WZZHC

With a decrease in COVID-19 vaccination demand, the Osage Nation Health Services Wah-Zha-Zhe Health Center is moving its vaccination site back to the clinic’s tents starting May 11.

In a May 7 update, the WZZHC said the clinic will stop using the ON Civic Center for its vaccination site and the vaccines will be administered at the pop-up tent set up on the clinic’s south side in Pawhuska starting that Tuesday. Purchased with 2020 CARES Act funding distributed to the Nation, clinic officials set up two tents in December for COVID-19 vaccinations and testings when the Nation started receiving its first supply of COVID-19 vaccines through Indian Health Service.

Individuals (Osage, Native American and non-Native) interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine must be 18 years old. Those who are receiving their second shot must also bring their vaccination card verifying they received the first shot, according to the clinic. Masks are required to be worn at the vaccination site.

Vaccinations at the WZZHC will take place weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals should also take “note that if daily supply and demand doesn't align, then we may end a little earlier in order to avoid wasting any vaccines,” the clinic stated.

The Wah-Zha-Zhe Health Center is located on the Nation’s government campus at 715 Grandview in Pawhuska. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, contact the WZZHC vaccine hotline at (918) 287-0076.