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Native Communities Lead on Vaccination

March 5, 2021 – Tribal nations across the United States have been hit hard by COVID-19. Leaders and health care officials have pointed to disproportionate infection rates among Native Americans due to a number of disparities in health and socioeconomic factors: shared housing, lack of indoor plumbing, limited access to health care, elevated underlying health conditions and other contributing factors. Yet, Native Americans have been resilient in their fight against COVID-19 and many tribes now lead the way in the U-S in COVID-19 vaccination rollout. N-M-i-F correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci about COVID-19 in Indian Country. 
Antonia Gonzales 
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
For More Information: 
Native Americans Embrace Vaccine, Virus Containment Measures – Associated Press 
Tribes Rapidly Roll Out Vaccines – Pew Trusts Stateline