UAII Covid 19 Response
Vaccines Administered - 12/1 - Present
Total individuals immunized
We remain committed
As our nation responds to COVID-19, we remain committed, as always, to the well-being and safety of our Community and Employees.
United American Indian Involvement,Inc. has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. During this unprecedented time,we must do our part in slowing the spread of the virus and protect our Community, Staff, and their Families by practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.
We have COVID-19 Vaccinations
Contact us at 213-202-3970
*For detailed information contact your Case Manager
Coronavirus: Questions and Answers
Do I still have to wear my mask?
On May 13, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
In general, to be considered fully vaccinated you must meet the following criteria:
- 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If you don’t meet these criteria, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Therefore, for non-vaccinated or not fully vaccinated individuals it is important to still wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.
Everyone is still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, and out of the United States, and US. transportation hubs that include airports and stations.
For all the latest up-to-date information regarding mask wearing please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Is Mask wearing effective? Yes. COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. These respiratory droplets travel in the air when a person talks, sneezes, shouts, or sings. These droplets can then land in the mouths or noses of people who are close by or breathe in the droplets. Studies have shown that when masks are worn correctly they are able to reduce the spray of droplets.
Do I still practice social distancing after I get vaccinated?
According to new guidance provided by the CDC on May 13, 2021, fully vaccinated no longer are required to stay 6 feet apart. The exception to this recommendation can be made by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including businesses and workplace guidance.
Does UAII have PPE or other resources to help me at this time?
Yes. UAII Workforce Development has an online platform in which our clients and community can request personal protective equipment (PPE). UAII also has PPE available for clients that visit our 6th street location.
PPE resources include:
- Hand sanitizer
- Printed COVID-19 resources
If you would like to request PPE please visit us at www.uaiiworkforce.com/ppe.
UAII Health Project and Community Clinic offer a number of COVID-19 supports and resources. Eligible clients are able to receive:
- Case management support
- Grocery Assistance
- Rental Assistance
- Health literacy and education
If you would like to receive services from the Health Project and Community Clinic please call and ask to speak to a case manager at 213-202-3970.
How do I limit my risk of contracting or spreading?
- In the Home
As a family, you can plan and make decisions that will protect you and your loved ones. It is important to make a household checklist.
- Discuss within your household vaccination options.
- Create plan regarding to getting the vaccine.
- Keep your COVID-19 vaccination cards for your records.
- Stay informed and connected
- Get up-to-date information for local COVID-19 public health departments or CDD.
- Create a list of local organization you and household can contact in the event you need access to healthcare services, support, and resources
- Prepare for possible illness
- Consider members of the household who may have increase risk for severe illness
- Choose a room in the house that should an individual become sick they can be safely separated from other members.
- Practice Prevention
- Wash hands frequently
- If you are not fully vaccinated wear a mask when you go out in public
- Improve Ventilation in Household
- If visitors come to household who are not fully vaccinated, and it is deemed safe to do so, open doors and windows to allow for the flow fresh air.
- If opening windows and door are deemed unsafe, consider other approaches to reducing virus particles in the air, such as air filtration, and bathroom and stove exhaust fans.
- At Work
Many individuals across the country are in the process of returning to work. According to the CDC, here are some things that you should keep in mind
- Continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions, such as washing hands with soap water for at least 20 seconds.
- Keep these items on hand: 1) a mask, 2) tissues, and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid sharing objects such as phones, desks, work tools, and equipment.
- When using some else’s workstation, clean and disinfect before and after use.
When can I come in to get a COVID-19 vaccination at UAII?
There will no longer be a Tuesday for vaccinations. We will continue to offer vaccinations by appointment only. Please call us to schedule.
Are there vaccine services for me if I don’t want to leave my home?
Yes, we are offering in-home Johnson & Johnson vaccinations for the elderly and at-risk
Does UAII have booster shots available?
-Yes, we have booster shots available now for those who are immunocompromised or living with someone who is immunocompromised. Call us to schedule an appointment.
Who is considered immunocompromised?
-Someone who has a weakened immune system and as a result, has a reduced ability to fight infections and other diseases. Examples include those with HIV/AIDS; cancer and transplant patients who are taking certain immunosuppressive drugs; and those with inherited diseases that affect the immune system.
What if I am not immunocompromised, when can I get my booster shot?
-8 months from the date of your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine starting September 20th. We are taking reservations today, call us to reserve a spot.
Coronavirus: What you need to know
Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread (click)
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
- Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
How to Protect Yourself When Going Out (click)
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
- Avoid crowds.
- Avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
If You are at Risk of Getting Very Sick (click)
- People of any age can get COVID-19, even healthy young adults and children.
- People who are older or have certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
- Other groups may be at higher risk for getting COVID-19 or having more severe illness.