Freedom of Information Request: Indian Health Service

Christine Trudeau filed this request with the Indian Health Service of the United States of America .
Due March 31, 2021
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Christine Trudeau

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All communications, between dates August 1st 2020 to February 28th 2021, including letters, memos, emails from state, county, city, and municipal employees/officials of local governments to any and all Indian Health Services hospitals and clinics and their officials that mention either "Pfizer-BioNTech" COVID-19 Vaccine or "Moderna" COVID-19 Vaccine.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Christine Trudeau

From: Christine Trudeau

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Indian Health Service request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 3, 2021. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Indian Health Service

Good afternoon,

Thank you for contacting the IHS FOIA Team regarding your FOIA request. Your request is currently in process. Unfortunately, IHS is experiencing a significant backlog at this time making a specific closure date or processing estimate in reviewing your case unavailable. Please know that while the FOIA Team is responding to requests in the order they were received, we work diligently to continue meeting the mission of the IHS while remaining responsive to the public. Should you wish to narrow or withdraw your request, please respond to this email with your FOIA number located on your Acknowledgement Letter. For additional information, please refer to the Acknowledgement Letter you received in response to your FOIA request.

Thank you for your patience and continued interest in the Indian Health Service.

From: Indian Health Service

Good Morning Christine Trudeau,

We received your FOIA request and attached is our acknowledgment letter which includes your FOIA case number 21-047.

I am the Government Information Specialist assigned to your FOIA case.

Please refer to your FOIA case number when checking on the status of your request. If you have any questions, please contact:

Jim Souther
Government Information Specialist
Indian Health Service
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail stop: 09E47
Rockville, MD 20857<>