NAVAJO NATION (KRQE) – The Navajo Nation is celebrating a major milestone in its vaccination efforts. As of Friday, May 7, the Navajo Nation has fully vaccinated more than 100,000 residents.
Nearly 226,000 have received one dose. President Jonathan Nez says that’s half of their population. “This is a great achievement for the Navajo people and our health care workers. Well over half of the adult population on the Navajo Nation is fully vaccinated. If you consider only the individuals who live on the Navajo Nation and receive their health care service from the Navajo Area IHS, that percentage increases to over 70%,” said President Nez.
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