The very first COVID-19 vaccine doses may arrive in Alaska before the month is out. But there will be very little of it, and logistics to distribute it are not easy. The state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce has been working on the rollout since October, and Thursday shared the plan with hospitals, doctors and pharmacists across the state.
The State of Alaska issued a health advisory last week about Measles in the Pacific Northwest, and a private clinic in Fairbanks reported a localized shortage of Measles vaccine. As of today, public and private clinics and pharmacies have the vaccine in stock.
Health-care providers at all three clinics in the Delta Junction area are mostly back on the job today, after several were quarantined last month for testing positive for coronavirus – and a few were recovering from full-blown cases of COVID-19.