Emmitt Othell Maxey, 79

Born June 23, 1942

Died October 20, 2021

Charles Alonzo Wright, 88

Born December 22, 1932

Died October 19, 2021

Gordon "Jack" Morrow, 87

Born June 1, 1934

Died October 18, 2021

Deann D. Gist, 52

Born March 13, 1969

Died October 17, 2021

Marvin Henry Gilliland, 74

Born November 17, 1946

Died October 17, 2021


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7:19 AM

Cherokee Nation is now offering several flu vaccinations to prepare for the upcoming flu season and is open to all citizens of federally recognized tribes, as well as the public.

Beginning today, anyone six months of age or older can receive a flu vaccine at dozens of vaccination clinics held by Cherokee Nation Health Services and scheduled in October, November and December.

For the community vaccination schedule, please visit

Flu season typically runs September to March, but it peaks during different months each year. This year, most of the community events will also offer the COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12 and older. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the flu and COVID-19 vaccines to be given at the same time.

“Keeping our communities safe from the viruses that cause both influenza and COVID-19 is of the utmost importance as we continue working through the current surge of the pandemic,” said Cherokee Nation Health Services Executive Director Dr. R. Stephen Jones. “These viral diseases will be present in our communities in the coming months, and we must work together to protect each other. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated for both flu and COVID-19 to ensure the well-being of our friends, family and communities.”

Vaccination clinic dates and locations are subject to change.