In partnership with the American Lung Association, I was recently featured in a public service announcement urging Indian Country to heed the wisdom of our elders and encouraging careful consideration of protecting our cultures and our way of life by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Through their Better For It campaign , this PSA series is part of a larger national vaccination initiative that creates dialogue around science-based information to inform communities about the safety, availability, and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
With the availability of authorized vaccines to protect us from COVID-19, we are charged with making a critically important decision about our personal health and the health of our families. I got my COVID-19 vaccine as soon as I could, my family has received theirs, every tribal leader I know has received theirs, and I encourage you to do the same.
You can visit the American Lung Association’s website to download their campaign toolkits, which include guides for families and individuals to explore concerns, answer questions, and start a conversation about vaccination. Together, we can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by promoting vaccine confidence, encouraging prevention, and supporting our partners’ efforts to reach our American Indian and Alaska Native communities by sharing fact-based information about COVID-19 vaccines.