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Navajo Nation reaches vaccination goal ahead of deadline

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 18:21:56-05

Navajo Nation officials announced Thursday that they have administered 101,332 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, almost two weeks before its preset goal.

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President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer made the announcement in a media release. The Navajo Nation had previously set a goal of reaching 100,000 doses administered by the end of February.

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“COVID-19 vaccine doses are going into the arms of our people at a very high rate here on the Navajo Nation," said Nez. "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."

The Navajo Area Indian Health Service reported that 133,765 total vaccine doses have been received. Over 23,700 individuals have received both doses of the vaccine.