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Choctaw Nation to offer COVID-19 vaccines to public


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Choctaw Nation on Monday announced plans to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the general public, becoming the latest Oklahoma-based tribe to expand vaccine distribution beyond just tribal citizens.

The Durant-based tribe also announced it is partnering with a new national database, Dr. B, that allows people to be put on standby to receive unused doses of the vaccine.

"We realize, to best protect our tribal members, we need to vaccinate the communities in which they live," said Todd Hallmark, executive officer of health services for the Choctaw Nation.

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