Alaska Vaccine Update March 1, 2021

We know this has been a long process for many, and we’re encouraged to see more vaccine coming to Alaska for the month of March. Healthcare workers around the state are working hard to protect their communities. Take the quiz and see if it’s your turn to get vaccinated

Take a brief eligibility quiz to see if you meet current eligibility criteria. It takes an average of 3 minutes to complete. Click here to begin. Who’s turn is it now?
Right now, we’re still largely focused on vaccinating people ages 65 and above, many healthcare workers, people ages 50 and above with high risk medical conditions or who have jobs as frontline essential workers. We’re also vaccinating people who live or work in congregate settings. However, recent clarifications to eligibility criteria mean additional people are eligible, too, including:

  • People who assist someone over 65 years of age or older in getting a vaccination are also eligible to be vaccinated at the same time. Both the senior and the person providing assistance will need to schedule an appointment at the same location at the same time. The person assisting does not need to meet other eligibility requirements (such as age or employment status) to receive the vaccine.
  • Individuals who provide daily support (i.e., bathing, dressing, eating) and instrumental activities of daily living (i.e., shopping, laundry, light housework) to a medically fragile person in a manner similar to a long-term care facility.
  • People whose job responsibilities require them to interact with individuals residing in congregate settings.

We’ll continue to provide updates in this newsletter as eligibility changes. View available appointments online or call us
Appointments are regularly added at covidvax.alaska.gov.
Appointment making assistance is also available by phone at 1-907-646-3322 from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
You may also email covid19vaccine@alaska.govResources to review and share
Community partners are encouraged to find newly posted materials they may use on our Resources page, including many newly translated materials posted on the Communication and Education Toolkit section. Covidvax.alaska.gov

State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services*,*
Division of Public Health
Desiree Chambers, Liaison Team
907-428-7030
Mariah Seater, Liaison Team

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