NHBP, the Village of Athens and the Athens Township Fire Department Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for the Community

May 6, 2021 | Media

The NHBP Health and Human Services Department, the Village of Athens and the Athens Township Fire Department are coming together to offer a free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

NHBP health officials will be administering the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to the public at the Athens Township Fire Department located at 130 E. Burr Oak St. in Athens, Michigan.  

The vaccinations are free to the public and there is no appointment necessary to receive the vaccine. The second dose of the vaccine will be available Saturday, June 12, at the same location.

To speed up the intake process the day of and ensure the process goes smoothly, NHBP staff is asking people who plan to attend the clinic to please print and complete a vaccination patient record form, screening questionnaire and consent form. These documents are also available at https://nhbp-nsn.gov/covid-19-vaccination-drive-thru/.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that most people aged 18 years and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help stop spread of the infection. Common side effects of the vaccine are pain, redness and swelling in the arm receiving the shot, headache, tiredness, fever, nausea, chills and muscle pain. These side effects typically subside one or two days after you get the vaccine.

If you have questions, concerns or are seeking more information, please contact NHBP Health and Human Services Director Rosalind Johnston at 269.704.8344.

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About The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

NHBP, a federally recognized Tribal government with more than 1,500 enrolled Tribal Members, gained federal recognition December 19, 1995. The Tribe’s main offices are located at the Pine Creek Indian Reservation near Athens, Michigan, and in Grand Rapids, Michigan. NHBP provides benefits, programs and services to Tribal Members through various Tribal government departments, as well as a Tribal Police Department, Tribal Court and Gaming Commission.

NHBP’s economic development entities include FireKeepers Casino Hotel (FKCH), a Vegas-style casino, and Waséyabek Development Company, LLC (WDC), which focuses on the pursuit of non-gaming, economic diversification opportunities.

Under the Tribal-State Gaming Compact, NHBP distributes a percentage of its annual slot machine revenue from FKCH to both the State of Michigan and to the Local Revenue Sharing Board (LRSB). The Native American Heritage Fund, established in 2016, serves to provide resources to improve curricula and educational resources related to Michigan Indian history, as well as to fund initiatives that promote mutual respect and cooperation between local communities and Michigan’s federally recognized Tribes.

For more information visit: www.nhbp-nsn.gov

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