Navajo Nation President Spoke with Pfizer CEO about Vaccine on Wednesday
December 10, 2020
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - One day before the expected approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's vaccine for Covid-19 Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Navajo Department of Health Executive Director Dr. Jill Jim spoke with Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla on Wednesday.
According to the Navajo Nation officials, the conversation centered on the pending approval of Pfizer's vaccine for COVID-19.
"In order to drastically reduce the risks and spread of COVID-19, we need a safe vaccine. We have lost far too many of our people and the spread of the virus has significantly increased recently. Approximately 150 residents of the Navajo Nation volunteered for the vaccine trials and I have not received any reports of any major side effects or concerns," Nez said.