January 6 – To schedule, visit covidvax.alaska.gov or call 907-646-3322.
“Today at noon is when COVID-19 vaccine scheduling opens for Alaskans who are 65 years of age and older for appointments beginning Monday, Jan. 11, or later. Health care workers as well as long-term care facility residents and staff also remain eligible and can continue as schedule as well.
We do expect a high volume of interest to our website, covidvax.alaska.gov, and our contracted call center, 907-646-3322. At this call center, you can leave a message to get a call back. This call center can help walk people through the process of scheduling appointments but cannot provide medical advice; please call your health care provider for medical questions.
We apologize in advance if people experience difficulties today, but please have patience. Even if you are eligible to receive the vaccine, please know that it may take some time to secure an appointment. Please know that more appointments are added weekly, so check back often. You can sign up to be on a wait list. Please cancel your wait list slot if you do get an appointment through a different vaccine provider.
If you need assistance, other places to call for help include your local public health center, your emergency operations center or your own health care provider.
Lastly, for all Alaskans: If you know a senior who may have trouble making an appointment, please offer them help. We’re all in this together, and our goal as a state is to get vaccine out quickly and equitably across the state, with eligibility going first, while vaccine is limited, to those who are most at risk and vulnerable to severe illness and death.”
Here’s a flyer that describes the online scheduling process for the State of Alaska: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/SiteAssets/Pages/HumanCoV/COVIDvaccine_Tier3-65-OnePager.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3ZK5vvTTF4E0VcRNdGMePl6bYeb79K09dQBu6eAQdaW8S0EUfCMGBU8Kc
For more information: covidvax.alaska.gov