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First Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine Arrive in Indian Country


December 15, 2020

Health care facilities across Indian Country received their first shipments of the recently approved Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.

The Cass Lake Indian Health Service, one of three Indian Health Service facilities serving Minnesota's Bemidji area, became the first IHS facility to receive an initial distribution of the vaccine. Hospital staff received vaccinations upon its arrival.

The Cherokee Nation also celebrated receiving its first 975 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, with plans to distribute the vaccine this week.


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