Residents 65 and over can get vaccines starting Jan. 11

    The COVID-19 vaccinewill soon be available for people over 65

    Alaska (KINY) - Alaska residents aged 65 and older can begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines on Jan. 11, 2021. They can start making appointments on Jan. 6 at noon.

    To make an appointment, visit covidvax.alaska.gov and choose a date on or after Jan. 11, 2021.

    This segment of the vaccination process is called Phase 1b Tier 1. The Alaska Vaccine Taskforce initially predicted that Phase 1b would not begin until late January, but recently decided to push the timeline ahead absed on the number of vaccines available.

    People who qualify for the current Phase 1a Tier 3--healthcare workers--can still make appointments and receive their doses.

    "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," said Alaska's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink.

     

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