News Release

Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation is now offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15 at all health center locations.

The tribe’s health centers in Tahlequah, Vinita, Muskogee and Sallisaw will offer the vaccine to this age group every weekday, with all other tribal health centers offering the vaccine to ages 12-15 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Pictured: Fourteen-year-old Zachary Crow receives his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center in Tahlequah.

Pictured: Fourteen-year-old Zachary Crow receives his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center in Tahlequah.

“The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention now recommends everyone 12 years and older should receive a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against the spread of this virus, which has impacted the Cherokee Nation for more than a year,” said Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “Getting your child vaccinated can help keep your entire family safe and allow your family to be one step closer to returning to the activities we have missed so dearly during the pandemic. Our Cherokee Nation health care experts have studied the science and the facts behind COVID-19 vaccines, and they know that the vaccines are safe and effective.”

About Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation is the federally recognized government of the Cherokee people and has inherent sovereign status recognized by treaty and law. The seat of tribal government is the W.W. Keeler Complex near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation. With more than 390,000 citizens, 11,000 employees and a variety of tribal enterprises ranging from aerospace and defense contracts to entertainment venues, Cherokee Nation is one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma and among the largest tribal nations in the United States.

To learn more, please visit www.cherokee.org.

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