ASTHS Press Release: J&J Vaccine

PRESS RELEASE: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

14 April 2021


The AST Health System has paused its inventory of all Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccinations as per the CDC and FDA guidelines via communication with the I.H.S. OKC Area Office.

April After Hours COVID-19 Vaccine event



We care about the members of the communities we serve and are proud to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible persons.*

Visit us at or follow us on Facebook for future vaccine opportunities.


  • Anyone over the age of 16 years old.


Walk-in only, no appointments. First come, first serve. Limited vaccine availability.

April COVID-19 & Antibody Testing



(Please enter the clinic for testing)

Little Axe Health Center, 405.447.0300

COVID-19 Testing

5:30pm - 6:30pm:

  • Tues., April 13th


Free Medication Take Back event

AST Tribal Opioid Response Grant Presents:

Free Medication Take Back Event

Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal!

*intravenous, injectable solutions, and syringes will not be accepted due to hazard.

When: April 27, 2021

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Second Annual Seeds of Hope event

Second Annual Seeds of Hope event

Free Drive-thru Prevention Activity

Join AST Behavioral Health Prevention grants to receive a free goodie bag of seeds and prevention information.

Dates of events:

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Little Axe Health Center

Building Our Future Event

Building Our Future: Creating Leaders of Change

Join the Native Connections Grant for our upcoming virtual event "Building Our Future: Creating Leaders of Change" featuring Native motivational speaker, Brian Frejo! This FREE & VIRTUAL event will provide Native youth with traditional leadership values for positive decision making, wellness, resiliency, and so much more.


Classes & Meetings

Native Connections Virtual Beaded Ornament Class

Native Connections is hosting a virtual class event on December 11, 2020 at 6 PM for our “Native Youth Beaded Ornament Class". The flyer has a QR code that can be scanned for the registration form, however, participants can register using the following link below as well. For additional information, please contact Angela Gonzalez at or call 405.701.7995.

Registration Link:

Healthy Cooking Demo

Please join us for our March Healthy Cooking Demonstration Thursday, March 12th, at 2:00 P.M. in the Diabetes & Wellness demo kitchen. Free samples, recipe cards, & BINGO!

Menu: Stir Fry and Cauliflower Fried Rice

Questions? Contact the Diabetes & Wellness Program at 701-7977 or email at

Youth Shawl Making Class

This event is open to all youth, ages 12 to 24 ONLY. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay and help your child. Our Native Connections Grant is hosting a shawl making class on Thursday, Feb. 13th beginning at 6 PM at the Little Axe Resource Center. To learn more and to reserve your spot, contact Margo at 405.701.7995


Love this place

I love this place.  I think it is the best clinic I have been to.


Excellent Services, Wide Variety of Services in one location, Caring Staff and physicians, [and] Excellent Education/ Resources for Native Americans. I would recommend this clinic to others!


I was very pleased with my visit. It was easy to get an appointment in a timely fashion as well as [get] a courtesy call to remind me of my appointment. Jackie was easy to talk to and explained things in a manner I could understand. Jackie also gave me a almost daily updates on my lab work.


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Bead Against Violence

You are invited to join the Absentee Shawnee Tribe's Rising Warrior and Native Connections Grant teams for our virtual "Bead Against Violence" event on Thursday, February 25, 2021at 6 PM! Join this FREE & VIRTUAL event to learn how to make a beaded popsocket.


This event is open to ages 13 to 19 years old. All supplies are included with your free registration. If you attend, you will get a free t-shirt, have a chance to enter raffle drawings, and even win additional prizes simply for inviting your friends to join!


Three Ways to Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Three Ways to Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Start with your state or local health departments to find out how, when, and where to get a COVID-19 vaccine in your community. And to avoid a scam, know that:

  • You can't pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine. That's a scam.
  • You can't pay to get early access to the vaccine. That's a scam.
  • Nobody legit will call, text, or email about the vaccine and ask for your Social Security bank account, or credit card number. That's a scam.

Learn more at

Free Community Fluoride Prevention Drive

The Absentee Shawnee Dental Clinic is committed to helping reduce the negative effects of the pandemic and the rise in dental decay among children. 
We encourage the parents and guardians of all Native children and Non-Native SoonerCare children ages 2-17  to attend our free community fluoride prevention drive. 
These events will coincide with our COVID-19 and Antibody testing days, locations and times. For more information, please call our Dental Clinic at 405.447.0300 ext. 7964.

Phase 1-3 COVID-19 Vaccines Available


(By appointment only)

To schedule your appointment call 405.701.7190 or 405.701.7600

Currently in Phase 1-3 Serving:

ASTHS Press Release: 2020 Year in Review

AST Health System Year in Review 2020

The AST Health System has had quite a memorable and challenging year along with our patients and tribal communities across our state and the nation. In rising to the COVID-19 challenges as it continues to be the pandemic health challenge of our generation, it is important to note the huge milestones and significant accomplishments your health system has achieved this year and to date in servicing both our Tribe and our Patients.

COVID-19 Vaccine Available. Now in Phase 3.


We are now in Phase 3.

ACTIVE patients and household members 16 years or older.
Open to all household members of AST Tribal
members, patients, and employees.
The vaccine will be administered in a series of 2 shots
3-4 weeks apart.
You will be monitored 15-30 minutes after receiving
the vaccine.


Seasons of Change Event

Seasons of Change Event - You are invited to join the AST Native Connections Grant for our virtual gardening event on March 5, 2021 at 6 PM via GoToMeeting! This event is open to ages 12-24 years old. Your registration will provide you with a FREE gardening kit including plants, paint, DIY supplies, wellness kit, self-care tips, and more preparing you to grow into the best version of yourself for the new year. You even have the chance to receive a FREE incentive item upon joining the class. Interested in signing up?

Virtual Youth Advisory Board Meeting

Virtual Youth Advisory Board Meeting – You are invited to join the AST Native Connections Grant for our virtual Youth Advisory Board meeting on January 29, 2021 at 6PM via GoToMeeting! This event is open to ages 12-24 years old. Your registration will provide you with free & virtual access to minute-to-win-it games, giveaways, peer support, cultural connections & so much more! You even have the chance to receive a FREE incentive item upon joining our monthly meetings. Interested in signing up?

Thank You Health Workers Coloring Activity

Thank You Health Workers – AST Native Connections Grant invites YOU to show your gratitude to our hardworking AST Health System employees by sending a “Thank You Letter” and/or “Thank You Coloring Sheet!”

Below you can find “Ne-Yi-Wa” templates, however you are welcome to submit your own work as well.

Submissions can be sent via email to, via mail to Attn: Native Connections Grant 15951 Little Axe Drive Norman, OK 73026 , or drop them off at the Behavioral Health Department during your next visit.


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