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Posted: November 9, 2021

Anadarko, Oklahoma –- Indian Health Service Acting Director Elizabeth Fowler is visiting sites in the IHS Oklahoma City Area.

On November 8, 2021, she visits the Anadarko Indian Health Center staff and meets with local tribal leaders to highlight COVID-19 vaccine availability for 5-11 year olds.

Speakers:

Elizabeth Fowler, acting director, IHS

Rear Adm. Greggory Woitte, U.S. Public Health Service, IHS Oklahoma City Area chief medical officer

Terry Hunter, IHS Anadarko facility unit director

Chairman Bobby Gonzalez, Caddo Nation

President Terri Parton, Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

Representative Alice Kassanavoid, Comanche Nation

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children 5-11 years old. The first children vaccinated at the Anadarko Indian Health Center will be on November 8 at 10:30 am.

More than 1.73 million vaccine doses have been given to adults and adolescents throughout the Indian health system. More than 440,000 of those vaccines were given to adults and adolescents within the IHS Oklahoma City Area.

The IHS is ensuring that pediatric COVID-19 vaccines are quickly distributed and made conveniently available to children and their families across Indian Country.

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