The Navajo Health Command Operations Center under the Navajo Department of Health is leading
the Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 vaccination planning and implementation in close collaboration
with the Indian Health Services and tribal health organizations.
Navajo Nation will only use COVID-19 vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), these COVID-19 vaccines
include the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Both COVID-19 vaccine will require two doses per
person, separated by 21 to 28 days. Both shots must be taken to be effective.
The Navajo Nation will vaccinate priority populations before vaccinating the general public
as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Receiving the
vaccine is voluntary.
Vaccinations will not be available to everyone right away, and vaccines may not be available
to the general public until mid-2021.
The vaccine will be distributed in the following phases: