Covid Testing Update
Due to recent regulatory changes at a Federal level, COVID tests must now be used strictly according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
The testing platforms at the Penobscot Nation Health Dept. will not allow for surveillance or screening tests under the new regulations.
Starting Monday, we can only perform COVID tests for:
1. symptomatic patients
2. patients with confirmed contact.
Patients reporting for COVID testing under any other circumstances cannot be tested.
We can no longer provide screening tests for travel, return to work, etc.
Please feel free to contact the main line @ (207) 817-7400 with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Pediatric bivalent COVID boosters are now available for children older than 5 years for Pfizer and older than 6 years for Moderna. Please call the Health Dept. main line at (207) 817-7400 to schedule an appointment or ask questions.
COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters are now available for anyone 18+ who has completed their Pfizer or Moderna vaccination series (6+ months ago) or who received a Janssen vaccine (2+ months ago).
Any member of a federally recognized tribe, eligible non-native tribal employee, and non-native member of tribal households may receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Please call the Health Dept. main line at (207) 817-7400 to schedule an appointment or ask questions.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and it may not be over for a while. There are three easy ways to help your community reach immunity.
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Questions or Concerns?
To support transparency and informed decision-making regarding vaccination, the Penobscot Nation Health Dept. will be releasing information about the new COVID-19 vaccines as it is received. Please feel free to reach out to the Health Department at (207) 817-7400 with any questions or concerns about COVID-19 vaccination or the posted information.