COVID-19 in Indian Country
The number of monkeypox cases for American Indians and Alaska Natives is not available as data has not been reported by race.

A January 11, 2022, update from the Tribal Affairs Team at the Department of Health and Human Services.

“The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock.

Indian Country has done a remarkable job vaccinating tribal citizens.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Indian Health Service has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

The Indian Health Service has paused all Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine administration to review data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot.

"The Rolling Hills Clinic is closely monitoring the latest news to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine," the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians said of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),

The Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public to early data that suggest potential inaccurate results from using the Abbott ID NOW point-of-care test to diagnose COVID-19. Specifically, the test may return false negative results.