Breaking Through the Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Wall


April 26, 2021

Olympian Gold-medalist Billy Mills (Lakota) Receives His First Covid-19 Vaccine Shot

The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating in Indian Country.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report Native Americans are four times more likely to be hospitalized and have 2.5 times the death rate than their white counterparts from the deadly virus. Particularly, among American Indian and Alaska Native elders Covid-19 has taken a tremendous toll. Tribes have lost many fluent speakers of their tribal languages.

The good news is that rates of Covid-19 vaccinations in Indian Country have surpassed the rates of individual states administering the vaccine.


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