Kenneth Eugene Grayson, 70

Born March 7, 1948

Died July 12, 2018

Jr. Nathaniel J. Jones, 84

Born September 21, 1933

Died July 12, 2018

Cecil Wayne "Tank" Patterson, 61

Born November 29, 1956

Died July 11, 2018


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 8:59 AM

Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden receives his flu vaccination from Randi Duncan, occupational health nurse at W.W. Hastings Hospital.

Cherokee Nation health services is offering free flu vaccinations for Cherokee Nation citizens and their families, including non-Native family members living in the household.

Health officials have dozens of vaccination clinics scheduled in October and November at schools, town halls and health centers throughout the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. For the complete Cherokee Nation flu vaccination schedule, visit

The flu season typically runs September to March, but each year it peaks during different months. The tribe vaccinated more than 50,000 people during last year’s flu season.

Vaccination clinic dates and locations are subject to change. Check the link above for updates or changes to vaccination schedule.

In Muskogee County, the vaccinations are:

  • Oct 3: Oklahoma School for the Blind, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30, Braggs Public School, 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Oct 5: Okay Public School, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Oct 10: Fort Gibson Lower Elementary, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Oct 12: Fort Gibson Middle School, 9 a.m. to noon, Fort Gibson Community Building 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Oct 18: Hilldale Public School, 8:45 a.m. to noon
  • Oct 24: Porum Public School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Oct 26: Webbers Falls Public School, 9:30 a.m. to noon, TRHC District 4 Community Dinner, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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