Vaccination home visits are now available in Anchorage to seniors and others who are homebound but still want to get immunized against COVID-19, the city’s health department says.
Those interested can reach out to the Anchorage Health Department to set up an appointment, according to a social media post. The department’s number is 907-531-5100.
In Alaska, anyone 16 and older who lives and works in the state is now eligible to get vaccinated. As of Monday, at least 241,734 Alaskans — about 40% of those eligible for vaccination — had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 158,064 were considered fully vaccinated.
The CDC has said that older adults are at a much higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and beginning early this year, the state has made vaccinating this more vulnerable population a priority.
By Monday, over 71% of Alaskans 65 and older had received at least one shot of the vaccine.