January 6, 2021

Montana responds to local advocacy groups and adds American Indians in Phase 1B vaccine rollout

Author: From Western Native Voice

BILLINGS — COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on Montana’s tribal communities, and recent data show that close to 30 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in Montana are among American Indians. The state heeded the call of local advocates and prioritized American Indians within the next phase (Phase 1b) of vaccine roll-out, to begin on January 15.
Public health advisor to Western Native Voice, Dr. Cora Neumann, is a member of the Montana COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Coordination Team. Over the past mon