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Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Stepped Up for Elderly on Navajo Nation

 

January 12, 2021

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez gets the Covid-19 vaccine. Courtesy photograph

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Some health care facilities on the Navajo Nation have already started providing the Covid-19 vaccines to elderly patients. On Monday, health care officials stepped up those efforts to provide the vaccines to individuals who are 65-years and older on a larger scale.

"If you have not received the Covid-19 vaccine and you are wanting to receive it, please contact your IHS Service Unit or health care provider regarding scheduled vaccinations in your area. I received the vaccine over 10 days ago. Aside from a slight headache the first day, I have not had any other side effects since," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.

"I am fully confident in the vaccines and I am hopeful that more of our people will opt to receive it in order to protect themselves from Covid-19. We have to keep fighting and we cannot let our guard up. Stay home as much as possible, wear a mask, avoid gatherings, practice social distancing, and wash your hands often," Nez continued said.

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