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Navajo Nation getting nearly 29K doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Vital resources being distributed to the Navajo Nation
Posted at 4:09 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 22:33:39-05

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials say they are getting nearly 29,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week plus 82 more federal personnel to help with vaccinations.

Tribal President Jonathan Nez says the goal is to administer 100,000 total doses of the vaccines by the end of this month.

Navajo Nation health officials say the tribe will be receiving 26,000 more doses of the Moderna vaccine and 2,925 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Nez says that as of Sunday, the Navajo Area Indian Health Service received 78,520 vaccine doses and 74,048 of those doses have been administered a 94% efficiency rate so far.

The vast reservation covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.