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Indian Health Service Officials praise Fort Belknap's vaccination efforts


April 14, 2021

Fort Belknap Tribal Council member Judy King, right in the photo, welcomes and presents gifts to Acting Indian Health Services Director Elizabeth Fowler on behalf of the Fort Belknap Indian Community. Director Fowler praised Fort Belknap's combined health services for achieving the highest covid vaccination rate among reservations in Montana and Wyoming. Soon a group of Fort Belknap health professionals will be going to Fort Peck to help with vaccination efforts there.

Indian Health Service's (IHS) national director, and other regional IHS officials, visited Fort Belknap Indian Community last week. IHS Acting Director Elizabeth Fowler described her visit as a celebration of the roll-out and success of the vaccination efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 at Fort Belknap. Per Fowler, Fort Belknap's health authorities have the best record in the Billings IHS service area for percentage of vaccinations administered.

Camille Stein, Fort Belknap's Public Relations Officer, wrote "Fort Belknap currently has the highest vaccination rate in the entire IHS Servic...

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