With fewer Alaskans eager for COVID-19 vaccines, more doses are going to waste

Alaska providers say they’re seeing a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses going to waste, underscoring how quickly the state is running out of residents eager to receive the shots.

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White House taps ex-Tanana Chiefs chairman Victor Joseph for COVID-equity task force

Former Tanana Chiefs Conference Chief and Chairman Victor Joseph has been appointed to a federal task force to ensure all Americans are tested and treated for COVID-19 fairly.

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Atka, Nikolski and St. George almost completely vaccinated against COVID-19

Indian Health Services has allocated 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to the region, to date. Seven hundred have arrived, and 400 are still on the way.

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‘She’s been through a pandemic before’: Bethel elder who had COVID-19 is one of the first to get vaccine

Xenia Jackson’s first experience with a pandemic was during the tuberculosis outbreaks of the 20th century when she worked as a village health aide. She tested positive for COVID-19 last year and is one of the first people to get vaccinated in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

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