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Cherokee Nation Offering Incentives for Vaccinated Tribal Government Employees

 

Cherokee Nation employee, Cherokee speaker and Cherokee National Treasure Dan Mink was among the first tribal citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Seeking to increase the number of vaccinated tribal government employees, the Cherokee Nation is offering a $300 incentive to those who get vaccinated.

An executive order signed by Cherokee Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin goes into effect May 25 that provides a vaccine reward and incentive program for the 4,300 Cherokee Nation government employees.

"Currently about 40 percent of our Cherokee Nation employee base is vaccinated and we know we need that figure to increase to 70 percent to reach herd immunity," Chief Hoskin said. "Raising awareness, offering an incentive program and setting a goal for achievement is another way to help increase our immunity percentage so we can continue to help protect our tribe, workplace, Cherokee speakers, language and elders from Covid-19."

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