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Preventing COVID-19 during the holiday season


December 29, 2020

Dr. Diana Dunnigan, medical director and pediatrician at Native Health in Phoenix, Arizona, receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the urban Indian provider on December 17, 2020. Photo: Indian Health Service

Across the Indian health system, we continue to work in close partnership to prevent, detect, treat and recover from COVID-19.

We are working diligently to distribute new vaccines that can help protect individuals from COVID-19. In the first two weeks of vaccine distribution, 85,000 doses have been distributed through the Indian Health Service to federal, tribal and urban Indian health programs. This is a great start, but it will take time to deliver and administer the vaccine to everyone who needs it.

Until then, we need to continue to diligently prevent the spread of COVID-19 by consistently practicing the "3 Ws":


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