Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez thanks residents for vigilance during pandemic

Published: Friday, December 24, 2021 - 10:25am
Updated: Saturday, December 25, 2021 - 7:44am
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Jonathan Nez

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is thanking residents for following pandemic protocol, and is urging them to keep it up. 

Speaking during a virtual town hall on Thursday, Nez says there is little evidence that the omicron variant is spreading in the nation, but he added that doesn’t mean it’s not there. 

He also touted their vaccination rate. 

“Seventy-two percent of the eligible population are fully vaccinated. 72% meaning Navajo Nation residents 12 years and older," Nez said. 

That is about 10% higher than the country’s vaccination rate. In addition during the town hall, Nez pushed for parents to get their children inoculated as well.

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