Navajo Area Indian Health Services Distributes First Allocation Of Pfizer Vaccines

By Hunter Brownstein
Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 12:09pm
Updated: Monday, March 22, 2021 - 11:28am

Roland Begay
Navajo Nation OPVP Communications
Roland Begay is the first health care worker in the Navajo Nation area to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Indian Health Service has distributed its first allocation of Pfizer vaccines for COVID-19 to health care centers in the Navajo Nation area. 

On Tuesday, the Navajo area IHS delivered 3,900 Pfizer vaccines. The COVID-19 shots were distributed to Navajo Nation health care clinics. 

Native Medicine Coordinator Roland Begay was the first health care worker at the facility to receive the vaccine, which requires a second shot to be fully immunized against the virus. 

Navajo area IHS officials expect all health care workers to be vaccinated with their first dose by Sunday.

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