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Alaskans 65 and over can receive COVID-19 vaccinations next week

Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 2:46 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force has moved up the timeline for when people 65 and older are able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

Alaskans in this age demographic are able to start scheduling appointments for the vaccine on Wednesday with the first vaccinations taking place on Jan. 11.

Alaskans 65 and older are part of the Phase 1b, Tier 1 rollout of the COVID-19 vaccinations after frontline health care workers received the first round of vaccinations.

“All clinics who have received COVID-19 vaccine should continue to vaccinate the remaining health care workers from Phase 1a who wish to be vaccinated, but we are also excited to open up appointments for Alaskans who are 65 years of age or older,” Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said in a prepared statement.

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination, people can visit covidvax.alaska.gov when appointment scheduling opens at 12 p.m. on Wednesday. The website is also where to go for more information on current eligibility, sites offering vaccines and ways to sign up. People who do not have internet access or need scheduling assistance may call the main number for COVID-19 information in Alaska: 1-907-646-3322.

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