Members of the Seneca Nation are teaming up with regional health care providers to protect Native Americans from the coronavirus.
The nonprofit JC Seneca Foundation hosted a pop-up vaccination clinic at the Native American Community Services Building on Grant Street in Buffalo Saturday.
The foundation's founder says that clinic was the result of a new partnership with G-Health Enterprises, meant to bring much-need health and medical services to tribal territories across Western New York.
Doctors say Native Americans are among the minority community members most severely impacted by COVID-19, but are the fewest vaccinated against the virus.
G-Health says it will be taking a mobile medical unit to reservations across Erie, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus counties where there is a lack of available health care options.
The group also plans to hold more pop-up vaccinations whenever it receives future doses.