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So far, Arizona has administered more than a million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. But the state still remains far from the herd immunity that could turn the corner on the pandemic. Even though Coconino County has one of the highest per capita vaccination rates in Arizona, only about 15% of its approximately 143,000-person population has received at least one shot. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with the county’s Interim Health and Human Services Director Kim Musselman about the roadblocks to widespread immunization.



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State health officials say they’ll open a COVID-19 mass vaccination site on the campus of the University of Arizona.

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A recent survey shows three-quarters of Indigenous people in the U.S. are willing to consider getting a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s a higher acceptance rate than the general U.S. population, even though many Native people still feel concerns about safety and mistrust due to historical traumas. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke about the findings with Abigail Echo-Hawk, director of the Urban Indian Health Institute, which conducted the survey.


The Navajo Nation continues on an aggressive COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Health officials are expecting an influx of vaccine and medical personnel this week from the federal government. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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Navajo Nation health officials have reported 23 new know cases of COVID-19 and one more death.