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COVID-19 vaccination house calls available for the homebound, Anchorage health department says

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.

Attention Anchorage: If you know someone who is homebound and needs a COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the Anchorage Health Department for a home visit.

Posted by Alaska Health and Social Services on Sunday, March 28, 2021