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AROUND OREGON: Tribal governments in Oregon having success getting vaccines into arms

Immunizing pharmacist Amy Valdez puts a bandage on Venus Thornton after vaccinating her at a temporary COVID-19 vaccine site organized by the Siletz Community Health Clinic for tribal members and their families in Salem. (Photo by Alex Milan Tracy for Underscore.news)

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally appeared on Underscore.news.

While the U.S. as a whole is just finding its stride administering the COVID-19 vaccine to its citizens, many Native American tribes – including the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians – are on a mean streak.

According to Cherity Bloom-Miller, the tribe’s infectious control officer, CTSI has vaccinated roughly one-quarter of the . . .