The Cherokee Nation has administered more than 4,200 vaccinations.
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A Jan. 9 graph from the Cherokee Nation shows the number of COVID-19 cases within its health system. COURTESY
Tribal officials say coronavirus cases “surging” in Cherokee communities.
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The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, seen under construction on Oct. 14, is now open, according to CN health leaders. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Construction of first tribally affiliated medical school in the nation began in 2018.
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Experts say that immediate medical attention, which is vital, relies on everyone learning and being able to recognize the BE FAST signs and symptoms of a stroke in themselves and others and calling 911 immediately. STATEPOINT MEDIA
The fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., stroke occurs every 40 seconds and it can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time.
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A proposed rule would eliminate a requirement that parents seeking to exempt their children from vaccines watch an educational video about the benefits of vaccinations.
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Cardiologists are reminding people that the threat of COVID-19 will not vanish with the new year and that people need to stay healthy. COURTESY
However, it’s important to make resolutions that are realistic.
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Dennis Sixkiller, a fluent Cherokee speaker and Cherokee National Treasure, was among the first tribal citizens to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Cherokee Nation’s phased distribution plan. COURTESY
The current efforts are for those who are 65 and older who are eligible to receive care within the tribe’s health system.
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A syringe is about to be filled with the COVID-19 vaccine. More Oklahomans than ever before will be covered by health insurance purchased off of the Affordable Care Act exchange when new plans took effect on Jan. 1. WHITNEY BRYEN/OKLAHOMA WATCH
New federal data shows more Oklahomans have purchased plans on the exchange than ever before.
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About two-thirds of Oklahomans say they’ll take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s available to them, according to a survey conducted for the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health has announced plans for coronavirus vaccine distribution locations in the state as it moves into phase 2 of vaccinations that will begin with first responders and healthcare workers who are not in a hospital setting.
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WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) — Fallen pine cones covered 16-year-old Leslie Keiser’s fresh grave at the edge of Wolf Point, a small community on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on the eastern Montana plains.
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