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Final day of ASD vaccine clinic won’t allow same-day appointments due to depleted supply

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Friday will be the final day of a COVID-19 vaccine clinic run by the Anchorage School District that had by Thursday administered nearly all of its available vaccine doses, according to a statement sent out by the school district.

Only those with existing appointments will be able to get vaccinated on Friday due to the diminished supply.

By Thursday afternoon, the clinic had administered more than 5,600 vaccinations — nearly all of the 6,000 they were allotted by the state.

“We can honor the appointments we have for tomorrow, but that’s it,” school district spokeswoman Lisa Miller said.

Up until Friday, the clinic had enough vaccine to allow eligible community members to register on-site for a same-day appointment. But the clinic is limited by how much vaccine it receives from the state.

“Friday will be the final day of the ASD clinic until additional vaccine is made available,” the school district said. “We look forward to resuming the community vaccination clinic as soon as we are able.”

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