COVID-19 Vaccine News Archive

September 21, 2022 - Updated COVID Booster & Flu Vaccine Clinic To Be Held October 1 at Floyd Dryden Middle School

The City and Borough of Juneau, the Juneau Public Health Center, Bartlett Regional Hospital, and the Juneau School District will sponsor an updated COVID booster and flu vaccine clinic on October 1, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School, 3800 Mendenhall Loop Road. The public clinic will offer the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster from Pfizer-BioNTech …

September 9, 2022 - Updated COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Availability in Juneau

Recently the CDC authorized an updated COVID-19 booster vaccine that contains vaccine for both the original strain of the virus and the omicron BA.4/5 variant. Most local providers in Juneau have placed orders and are awaiting delivery. CBJ is aware of a number of local providers who are offering or plan to offer the updated booster, including Costco, SEARHC, Juneau …

June 24, 2022 - Public Health offers free COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 starting June 24; Capstone Clinics to Close in Juneau on June 30

The Juneau Public Health Center will offer both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years at their Friday clinics starting June 24.  The Juneau Public Health Center will continue to offer free COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses to older children and adults as well during these vaccine clinics.  The Friday vaccination clinics are …

May 23, 2022 - COVID-19 boosters now available for youth age 5-11

Following last week’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting, CDC expanded eligibility of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older. CDC now recommends children age 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. Additionally, CDC strengthened its recommendation that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised …

April 26, 2022 - Capstone offers free COVID-19 vaccines at Juneau airport until June 15

Capstone Clinic continues to offer free COVID-19 vaccines at the Juneau International Airport seven days a week during the hours of 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Simply walk in or make an appointment at covidsecureapp.com/capstonevax.html. Capstone Clinic is contracted by the State of Alaska until June 15 to administer COVID-19 vaccines to anyone in Juneau – ages five to adult – …

March 31, 2022 - Ages 50 and up can get a second COVID-19 booster

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to get another mRNA booster – Pfizer or Moderna – to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. The Juneau Public Health Center offers free Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 …

March 25, 2022 - Public Health offers free Pfizer & Moderna COVID-19 vaccines & boosters every Fri. in April

The Juneau Public Health Center will continue to offer free Flu & COVID-19 vaccines to individuals ages 5 to adult every Friday through April. Pfizer and, newly added, Moderna vaccines are available. Simply walk in and register on site from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you prefer to make an appointment, go to juneau.org/vaccine or call 907-586-6000. The Juneau Public Health …

February 10, 2022 - Juneau Public Health Center offers flu shots, KN95 masks, COVID vaccine/booster & tests

In addition to COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines and boosters, the Juneau Public Health Center is now offering free flu shots to anyone ages 6 months and up every Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout February. Simply walk in or, if you prefer to make an appointment, go to juneau.org/vaccine. The Juneau Public Health Center is also distributing free KN95 …

February 7, 2022 - Capstone continues to offer free COVID-19 vaccines at Juneau airport every day

Capstone Clinic continues to offer free COVID-19 vaccines at the Juneau International Airport seven days a week, now during the hours of 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Simply walk in or make an appointment at www.covidsecureapp.com/capstonevax.html. Capstone Clinic is contracted by the State of Alaska to administer COVID-19 vaccines to anyone in Juneau – ages five to adult – at …

January 28, 2022 - Public Health offers free walk-in COVID-19 vaccines & boosters every Wed. & Fri. in February

The Juneau Public Health Center will continue to offer free COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines to individuals ages 5 to adult & boosters for ages 12 to adult every Wednesday and Friday throughout February. Simply walk in from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you prefer to make an appointment, go to juneau.org/vaccine or call 907-586-6000. The Juneau Public Health Center is …

January 21, 2022 - COVID-19 update from CBJ Emergency Operations Center

For the past seven days, Alaska Department of Health & Social Services reports 719 new individuals who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 in the Juneau community, which is by far the highest case activity to date. This number does not include people who’ve tested positive through a rapid self-test. There are currently eight people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital. The hospital …

January 20, 2022 - Do you or your older kid need a booster? Go to Saturday’s walk-in vaccine clinic 10 am – 2 pm

A free COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine and booster clinic for ages 12 and up is happening this Saturday, January 22, at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register now at juneau.org/vaccine or call 907-586-6000, or simply walk in day of. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently expanded its recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to include individuals 12 and …

January 14, 2022 - Sign up now for Jan. 22 vaccine clinic for ages 12 to adult

A free COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine and booster clinic for ages 12 and up is happening Saturday, January 22, at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register now at juneau.org/vaccine or call 907-586-6000. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently expanded its recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to include individuals 12 and up. Older kids, parents, …

January 11, 2022 - Ages 12 and up can get COVID-19 booster

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to include individuals who are 12 to 15 years old. Now, ages 12 to 17 can get a Pfizer booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer series. (People ages 18 and up can get either the Pfizer or Moderna booster 5 months after …

December 29, 2021 - State reports 147 new COVID-19 cases for Juneau over past 7 days

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 75 new residents and 4 nonresidents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for December 27 and 28. Additionally, 64 new residents and 4 nonresidents were reported on Monday, representing cases reported between December 22 and December 26. These numbers total 147 new cases which represent a significant increase over …

December 13, 2021 - Ages 16 and 17 can now get COVID-19 booster

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to include individuals who are 16- and 17-years-old. Now, ages 16 and up can get a Pfizer booster shot 6 months after their initial Pfizer series. “CDC is strengthening its booster recommendations and encouraging everyone 16 and older to receive a booster shot. Although …

December 2, 2021 - Why to vaccinate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Lauren Hopson

“Many parents are asking me, ‘Why should I vaccinate my kids if they would likely only have mild symptoms from COVID-19?’ Here are my top reasons to vaccinate your child: Some kids do get very sick. We saw higher rates of kids being hospitalized from the Delta variant and some kids have long-term complications like Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome. We don’t …

December 2, 2021 - COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids age 5-11 this Saturday at Riverbend

A free Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for kids age 5-11 is happening this Saturday, December 4, at Riverbend Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is safe and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Register your child at juneau.org/vaccine, call 907-586-6000, or …

December 1, 2021 - Boosters widely available in Juneau for anyone ages 18 and up

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has strengthened its recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for individuals who are 18 years and older. Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series, or 2 months after their initial Johnson & Johnson vaccine. “The recent emergence of the Omicron variant …

November 30, 2021 - State reports seven new COVID-19 cases for Juneau

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports seven new residents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for November 30. According to Juneau Public Health, there are about 64 active cases. Of those, most are individuals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s and there are quite a few cases in children under age 3. There are several …

November 29, 2021 - Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics for first & second doses start today

Free pediatric Pfizer vaccine clinics for all Juneau youth ages 5-11 are happening today, November 29; Tuesday, November 30; and Saturday, December 4. These clinics are for first and second doses; the pediatric vaccine requires two doses administered three weeks apart. If your kid needs a first dose, register at juneau.org/vaccine or 586-6000. If you’ve already registered your child for their second …

November 23, 2021 - State reports six new COVID-19 cases for Juneau

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports six new residents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for November 23. According to Juneau Public Health, there are about 48 active cases. Of those, about 11 are minors under 18, and three are adults over 60. The majority of case activity is currently in individuals in their 20s …

November 23, 2021 - Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics happening next week, Nov. 29 – Dec. 4

The City and Borough of Juneau – in partnership with Juneau Public Health Center, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Juneau School District, local pediatricians, and other community organizations – is hosting free pediatric Pfizer vaccine clinics for all Juneau youth ages 5-11 on Monday, November 29; Tuesday, November 30; and Saturday, December 4. Register your 5-11 year-old now at juneau.org/vaccine or 586-6000. Pediatric vaccine …

November 22, 2021 - Starting Nov. 23, Public Health offers walk-in COVID-19 vaccines & boosters every weekday

Starting Tuesday, November 23, the Juneau Public Health Center is offering COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5 and up Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through December 30, excluding holidays. Make an appointment on juneau.org/vaccine, call 586-6000, or simply walk in. The following COVID-19 vaccinations are available every weekday at Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway: Pediatric Pfizer …

November 19, 2021 - COVID-19 vaccine boosters now available to anyone age 18 and up

The Centers for Disease Control and Infection now recommend the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters to anyone age 18 and older. This follows authorization by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters were already available to anyone 65 years and older, and people age 18 and older with underlying medical conditions, or who live or work …

November 17, 2021 - Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine for your 5-11 year old in Juneau

Here are details of the vaccine providers in Juneau that currently offer the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11: Genoa Healthcare Walk-in 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday (closed for lunch 12 – 12:30 p.m.) or call 877-658-0304 for more information 1944 Allen Ct. within JAMHI Juneau Health and Wellness, Inc. Juneau Public Health Center By appointment only …

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November 12, 2021 - Around 650 Juneau kids got vaccinated against COVID-19 this week

This week, 648 Juneau kids ages 5-11 got vaccinated against COVID-19 at a CBJ pediatric clinic! 148 of them also got the flu shot. Thank you to all the families and kids who attended the clinic, all the hardworking clinic staff and volunteers, and all the partners CBJ works with to make the clinics possible – Juneau Public Health Center, …

November 10, 2021 - More opportunities for ages 5-11 to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Juneau Public Health Center has added additional opportunities for kids ages 5-11 to get the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Sign up your child at juneau.org/vaccine or 586-6000. Including tomorrow’s pediatric clinic, here are available times: Thursday, November 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Riverbend Elementary School Tuesday, November 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Juneau Public Health Center Tuesday, …

November 9, 2021 - State reports seven new COVID-19 cases & one death for Juneau

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports seven new residents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for November 9. DHSS also reports one additional death of a Juneau resident due to COVID-19. A male Juneau resident in his 60s died outside Alaska in October. CBJ extends condolences to family members and friends of this individual. There …

November 9, 2021 - Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics happening this week in Juneau; register your 5-11 year-old

COVID-19 vaccine clinics for kids ages 5-11 kicked off yesterday and continue today, November 9, and Thursday, November 11. Sign up your child for the two-dose pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at juneau.org/vaccine or 586-6000. There are still openings at these pediatric vaccine clinics: Tuesday, November 9, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Mendenhall River Community School Tuesday, November 9, 3:30 p.m. …

November 8, 2021 - Watch COVID-19 Community Update on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m.

A representative from the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services will join Juneau Emergency Operations Center Incident Commander Robert Barr and City Manager Rorie Watt to provide an update on the status of COVID-19 in Juneau on Tuesday, November 9 at 4 p.m. After a brief presentation, a portion of the COVID-19 Community Update will be devoted to questions …

November 8, 2021 - Why to vaccinate: Dr. Joy Neyhart

“I am so happy that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11. Now, more Americans will be protected from COVID infection, and immunized children will be able to safely interact with older family and community members. Vaccine safety evidence shows the risk of illness due to COVID far outweighs the risk of any …

November 5, 2021 - COVID-19 vaccine registration for ages 5-11 is open now; clinics start Monday

COVID-19 vaccine registration for kids ages 5-11 is available now at juneau.org/vaccine or 586-6000. Sign up your child for the two-dose pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Pediatric vaccine clinics in Juneau are on: Monday, November 8, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Marie Drake Building Monday, November 8, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School Tuesday, November 9, …

November 3, 2021 - CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11; clinic registration opens noon on Thursday

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone ages 5 to 11 get the two-dose pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. The City and Borough of Juneau – in partnership with Juneau Public Health, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Juneau School District, local pediatricians, and other community organizations – is hosting free pediatric vaccine clinics for all Juneau …

November 2, 2021 - State reports 10 new COVID-19 cases for Juneau

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 10 new residents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for November 2. There are currently four people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital. According to Juneau Public Health: There are 130 active cases. Of those, 47 cases are from individuals age 18 or under and 31 cases are from individuals …

November 1, 2021 - Pediatric vaccine clinics for ages 5-11 planned for Nov. 8, 9 & 11

In anticipation of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommending the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for youth ages 5-11, several vaccine clinics are scheduled for next week with registration opening as early as Thursday. The City and Borough of Juneau – in partnership with Juneau Public Health Center, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Juneau School District, local pediatricians, and other …

October 28, 2021 - Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster in Juneau

Several providers in Juneau offer the COVID-19 vaccine – Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer – for initial vaccinations as well as booster shots (information on who can get a booster is at the bottom). As of October 28, here are details for Juneau COVID-19 vaccine providers: Costco Pharmacy offers J&J, Moderna & Pfizer Walk in Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. …

October 26, 2021 - Boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week officially endorsed booster shots for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for certain populations. Pfizer boosters were already endorsed last month. For individuals who received a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot 6 months or more after their initial series: 65 …

October 25, 2021 - COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Juneau kids 5 to 11 tentatively scheduled for week of Nov. 8

Children in Juneau ages 5 to 11 may be able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in early November, pending approvals by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The City and Borough of Juneau – in partnership with Juneau Public Health Center, Bartlett Regional Hospital, local pediatricians, and other community organizations – …

October 20, 2021 - State reports 21 new COVID-19 cases & 1 death for Juneau

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 21 new individuals in the Juneau community – 20 residents and one nonresident – identified with COVID-19 for October 20. DHSS also reports one new death in Juneau due to COVID-19. A Juneau resident in her 50s died this month. CBJ extends condolences to family members and friends of this …

October 19, 2021 - Watch COVID-19 Community Update today, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.

Emergency Operations Center Incident Commander Robert Barr, Alaska Health and Social Services Public Health Nurse April Rezendes, and City Manager Rorie Watt will provide an update on the status of COVID-19 in Juneau today, October 19 at 4 p.m. After a brief presentation, a portion of the COVID-19 Community Update will be devoted to questions from the community submitted during …

October 13, 2021 - Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine available at Public Health Center every Thursday in October

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, are available at the Juneau Public Health Center every Thursday, noon to 4 pm, for the rest of the month – October 14, October 21, and October 28. Registration is required at juneau.org/vaccine or call 586-6000. Anyone 12 years of age or older is currently eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots …

October 12, 2021 - State reports 33 new COVID-19 cases for Juneau & 16 recent deaths statewide

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 33 new individuals in the Juneau community – 32 residents and one nonresident – identified with COVID-19 for October 12. According to Juneau Public Health, there are about 165 active cases and three current clusters in Juneau – one associated with a sports team, one associated with a church, and …

October 11, 2021 -