Navajo Area IHS Reports that 141,568 Vaccine Doses Have Been Administered
March 5, 2021
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - A report from the Navajo Area Indian Health Service on Thursday indicates that 187,560 total vaccine doses have been received, 141,568 administered on the Navajo Nation, which represents nearly 76 percent so far. 51,508 individuals have received a first and second dose of the vaccines.
"My words are not enough to express my appreciation for all of the health care workers on the frontlines who are working around the clock to save lives and protect our people from Covid-19. The level of efficiency when it comes to administering the vaccines is remarkable," Navajo Nation Jonathan Nez said.
"Even after people receive the first and second doses of the vaccine, you must continue to take all precautions. There are variants, or mutations of the Covid-19 virus, that continue to spread so we have to be very careful and mindful at all times especially in public. Please continue to stay home as much as possible, wear a mask or two in public and near others, practice social distancing, avoid in-person gatherings and crowds, and wash your hands with soap and warm water often," Nez said.