/ Modified aug 19, 2021 5:27 p.m.

Gila River Indian Community works with AZ National Guard to vaccinate members

The tribe has administered about 10,000 doses of the vaccine to eligible community members.

The Gila River Indian Community is overseeing its own COVID-19 vaccine distribution like other tribal nations in Arizona and has administered about 10,000 doses so far. Members ages 18 and up are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. At a recent event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park 600 people received their first dose. Organizers were prepared to give up to 2,000 shots. Lorraine Rivera attended the event and learned more about their efforts from Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis. She also learned more about the tribe’s collaboration with the Arizona National Guard from Col. Tom Leeper.

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