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Posted: February 18, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

February 18, 2021

Navajo Nation surpasses goal of administering at least 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of February

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are pleased to announce that the Navajo Area Indian Health Service has administered 101,332 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines on the Navajo Nation as of Thursday, surpassing the goal of administering at least 100,000 doses by the end of February. 

“COVID-19 vaccine doses are going into the arms of our people at a very high rate here on the Navajo Nation. The confidence level in the vaccines is very high among our Navajo people and that’s evident by the long lines of people wanting to receive the vaccine that we see at each vaccination site. There is great coordination occurring everyday between the Navajo Area IHS, Navajo Department of Health, tribal health organizations, and all of the health care workers. I thank all of our Navajo people who are getting vaccinated to help protect themselves and others. If you would like to receive the vaccine, please contact your health care service unit and schedule an appointment or attend one of the drive-thru vaccination events,” said President Nez.

On Thursday, Navajo Area IHS reported that 133,765 total vaccine doses have been received, 101,332 administered, which represents 76-percent so far. 23,729 individuals have received a first and second dose of the vaccines.

“The great report we received today from Navajo Area IHS is a testament to the hard worker and careful planning that our health care professionals are doing everyday. We truly appreciate their dedication and sacrifices to help keep us safe and healthy. We certainly encourage all of our Navajo people to continue taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19 as we continue to see a decline in cases here on the Navajo Nation,” said Vice President Lizer.

Health care facilities across the Navajo Nation continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines during drive-thru events or by appointment. If you would like to receive the vaccine, please contact your health care provider for more information for your Service Unit.

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