American Indian/Alaska Natives have died or been hospitalized due to COVID-19 at a higher rate than Hispanic, Black, Asian, and white populations, according to CDC data. The COVID-19 vaccines are one tool to help protect yourself and your community.
Many people still have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines. This free event will help answer your questions and empower you to make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccines.
This event will:
• share information about the COVID-19 vaccines
• explain why these vaccines are important
• answer questions from the community.
This event’s speaker is Mary J. Owen, MD, (Tlingit). Dr. Owen provides clinical care at the Center of American Indian Resources in Duluth, Minnesota. She works at the University of Minnesota Medical School as the director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health, and she is the assistant professor of the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health. Dr. Owen is also president of the Association of American Indian Physicians.