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Tribes Credited With Elevating Vaccinations in Rural Arizona

Source
AP News
Date
May 7, 2022
Summary
Highlights the efforts of Native American organizations, tribal nations, and the Indian Health Service (IHS) to vaccinate rural populations in Arizona, which is the only state with higher rural COVID-19 vaccination rates than metro rates. Describes disparities in COVID-19 infection and mortality for Native American communities and notes a high turnout in rural counties along the U.S-Mexico Border, including a county that had a vaccination rate of 146% through providing vaccines to laborers from Mexico and visitors to the area.
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American Indian or Alaska Native · Infectious diseases · Vaccination · Arizona