Navajo Nation to Receive First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine This Week

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  • The Navajo Nation announced Saturday that it will receive the first doses of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine early this week
  • The nation announced in a statement that it will receive its first shipments on Monday and Tuesday
  • President of the Navajo Nation Jonathan Nez noted that the first vaccinations will be administered to healthcare workers and those in long-term assisted living facilities
  • The shipments will be transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center, Chinle IHS and Northern Navajo Medical Center, and then to locations that can store the vaccine at deep frozen temperatures
  • The news comes a day after the Food andDrug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use