CBJ looking to hear about next vaccine allocation next week

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Emergency Operations Center is awaiting word on how many COVID-19 vaccines will be headed this way.

    The center's Robert Barr said on the KINY Morning Show that they should know by the end of next week about the level of their vaccine allocation for February.  That in turn will allow them to determine when their next clinic will occur and how many people they'll be able to vaccinate.  

    He doesn't expect they'll be able to move to the next tier over the next month.  The current tier calls for vaccinating health care workers and people over the age of 65.  Barr said he would be surprised if they received enough vaccine statewide to allow them to get beyond that tier by the end of February.

    The next tier, Tier 2, includes front line essential workers who are 50 years old or older and people living or working in congregate settings.  

    Barr explained front-line workers include those who work in education, first responders, and public safety personnel,  as well as grocery store, public transit, and post office workers.


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