November 8, 2021

Indian Health Service officials urges vaccination for Native American children

Author: Janelle Stecklein | CNHI State Reporter

ANADARKO — Shane Doyebi sat stoically as a nurse jabbed him with his first dose of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.
As he sat waiting for the all-clear from health personnel inside the Anadarko Indian Health Center, the 10-year-old Anadarko resident and Comanche citizen said it didn’t hurt at all. He said that while his grandmother, a Cheyenne-Arapaho citizen, made him go Monday, he also had his reasons.
“I don’t want to get the COVID-19,” he said.
He said he knows other children who have gotten