COVID-19 Vaccine News Archive

June 9, 2021 - During crowded Fourth of July festivities, unvaccinated people are required to mask up

Fourth of July festivities in Juneau – like the Gastineau Channel Fourth of July fireworks show, downtown parade, and Douglas events – are scheduled to take place next month. Local committees and organizations in charge of these events are moving forward with planning. As a reminder, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks in crowded outdoor …

June 8, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: May 24 – June 6

Over the 14-day period from May 24 to June 6, there were 33 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 24 during the previous two weeks): 27 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster involving a small daycare. To date, nine people have tested positive with two recovered. Public Health attributed 70 percent of …

June 8, 2021 - Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics this month

Currently, 65 percent of the Juneau population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Community members interested in getting one as well have many opportunities this month, including new pop-up clinics at Forbidden Peak Brewery, Glacier Cinemas, and the Downtown 20th Century Theatre. Walk in, make an appointment here, or call 586-6000 for an upcoming City and Borough …

June 7, 2021 - Why to vaccinate: Dr. Amy Dressel

“If you’re thinking about vaccinating your adolescent against the COVID-19 virus, I would highly encourage you to do so. The Pfizer vaccine for adolescents is safe and highly effective. The best way to prevent this disease from spreading and allowing the virus to mutate is to vaccinate our community. Vaccinating our children from COVID-19 protects them from the long-term side …

June 2, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: May 17 – May 30

Over the 14-day period from May 17 to May 30, there were 24 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 17 during the previous two weeks): Public Health attributed 43 percent of cases to secondary transmission, 25 percent to community spread, 16 percent to out-of-state travel, and 16 percent of the cases remain under investigation. 100 …

June 2, 2021 - Get a vaccine and Juneau Chamber of Commerce will give you a $20 gift card & a shot at $1,000

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is giving $20 gift cards, as well a chance to win one of five $1,000 cash drawings, to people who get a first dose or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine. The Healthy Juneau Initiative, which runs June 3 – 29, aims to provide incentives to Juneau residents to get vaccinated. Here’s how the Chamber of …

June 1, 2021 - Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations available at Juneau airport every day

Anyone ages 12 and up can now walk in and get a COVID-19 vaccination at the Juneau International Airport seven days a week from 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This free vaccination program, administered by Capstone Clinic through the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), is open to travelers and community members. Capstone is currently offering the Pfizer …

May 26, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: May 10 – May 23

Over the 14-day period from May 10 to May 23, there were 17 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 29 during the previous two weeks): 18 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster that was a result of a small party. There were nine identified cases within that cluster. Public Health attributed 59 …

May 19, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: May 3 – May 16

Over the 14-day period from May 3 to May 16, there were 29 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 38 during the previous two weeks): 24 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster that was a result of a small party. There are nine identified cases within that cluster. Public Health attributed 62 …

May 18, 2021 - Vaccine clinics at Juneau Public Health Center May 19 & 20, and every Thursday through July

Juneau Public Health Center is holding two COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine clinics this week – Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20 – from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then, starting next Thursday, May 27, Public Health will hold a clinic every Thursday through July offering the Pfizer or the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. All clinics welcome walk-ins or appointments. …

May 17, 2021 - Wondering when & where to mask up in Juneau? Watch May 18 Community Update.

Hear an update on Juneau’s masking requirement during a COVID-19 Community Update on Tuesday, May 18, at 4 p.m. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week updated guidance for fully vaccinated people. City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center staff will explain what that means in Juneau and how it changed CBJ’s COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies. There are three …

May 14, 2021 - CBJ revises rules on masking in light of updated CDC guidance

If you are fully vaccinated, the City and Borough of Juneau no longer requires masks be worn in most indoor or outdoor settings. CBJ revised its COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies to reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance for fully vaccinated people. Individuals are fully vaccinated two weeks after the receipt of one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 …

May 14, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Dylan Sowa

“I got vaccinated because I want to help get this whole thing over and get back to normal. I’m looking forward to traveling, hanging out with friends, and not having to wear a mask when I play hockey.” Dylan Sowa, age 14, is an eighth grader at Montessori Borealis. He got the first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at SEARHC …

May 13, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: April 26 – May 9

Over the 14-day period from April 26 to May 9, there were 38 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s the same number of cases as the previous two weeks): 18 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster that was a result of a private gathering. There were seven identified cases with that cluster. Public Health …

May 12, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Wade Bryson

“I’m proud to be fully vaccinated because it means protecting myself, my family, and my community. The sooner everyone gets vaccinated, the faster our economy recovers, and things can go back to normal.  Juneau has had great success combatting the pandemic. Let’s keep it up.” Wade Bryson is a Juneau Assembly member, business owner, and the voice of Problem Corner …

May 12, 2021 - COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Lemon Creek and the Valley May 22 & 26

Two more COVID-19 pop-up vaccine clinics – one in Lemon Creek and one in the Valley – are happening later this month. Both will offer a choice between a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Pfizer is currently authorized for ages 12 and up; Johnson & Johnson is authorized for ages 18 and …

May 11, 2021 - Juneau’s community risk level lowers to Level 1b tomorrow, easing COVID-19 restrictions

With more than 50 percent of Juneau fully vaccinated, the overall community risk level is lowering to Level 1b – Minimal tomorrow, May 12. That means COVID-19 restrictions on masking, indoor gatherings, personal services, and gyms are relaxing. The following mitigation strategies are effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, May 12: Masks/Social Distance: Masks must be worn in indoor public areas when …

May 10, 2021 - Middle and high school vaccine clinics planned for May 14 & 17

In anticipation of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommending the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for youth ages 12-15, the City and Borough of Juneau, Juneau Public Health Center, and Bartlett Regional Hospital are planning vaccine clinics for all youth ages 12-18 on Friday, May 14 and Monday, May 17. Families can sign up to have their child …

May 6, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: April 19 – May 2

Over the 14-day period from April 19 to May 2, there were 30 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 38 during the previous two weeks): 23 percent of the cases were associated with cluster activity. One cluster associated with Thunder Mountain High School had a total of eight cases, which have all recovered. Public Health …

May 5, 2021 - Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine offered at several Juneau clinics this month

Community members have several opportunities this month to get a free single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which is authorized for ages 18 and up. All the clinics offer a walk-in option, or you can make an appointment at juneau.org/vaccine or call 586-6000. Please note: Each clinic will have a limited amount of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Here are …

April 28, 2021 - Around 2,400 people took CBJ’s vaccine survey. Here’s how they responded.

The City and Borough of Juneau conducted a community-wide survey in order to gauge attitudes toward getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The survey yielded 2,444 responses between March 23 and April 11. It asked respondents to answer whether they had received the COVID-19 vaccine; whether or not unvaccinated respondents wanted to receive a COVID-19 vaccine; the reasons for not getting, delaying, …

April 27, 2021 - Updates to Juneau’s COVID-19 restrictions: travel testing & mitigation strategies

The Juneau Assembly reestablished the City and Borough of Juneau’s COVID-19 Risk Metrics & Mitigation Strategies in an Emergency Ordinance Monday night. The updated mitigation strategies reflect the community’s progress in getting COVID-19 vaccinations. Currently, the overall community risk is Level 1a – Minimal. Read the COVID-19 Risk Metrics & Mitigation Strategies here. Level 1 is now broken up into …

April 27, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: April 12 – April 25

Over the 14-day period from April 12 to April 25, there were 38 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 50 during the previous two weeks): 24 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster activity. One cluster, a small daycare, had 10 positive cases; all have recovered and Public Health has closed that cluster. …

April 26, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Dr. Emily Kane

“Because I’m a naturopathic doctor and a health columnist, I think outside the conventional medical ‘box’ and many people have solicited my opinion on the COVID-19 vaccine. It is my privilege to share my thoughts. I’m seeing long COVID (the long-term side effects of the disease) in my office and on my study groups. You do not want to get …

April 22, 2021 - Two pop-up vaccine clinics Monday: Resurrection Lutheran & downtown Catholic church

Community members have an opportunity to get a free COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, April 26 during clinics at Resurrection Lutheran Church and Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Walk in, or make an appointment at juneau.org/vaccine or call 586-6000. Resurrection Lutheran Church WHERE: 740 W 10th Street (Corner of Glacier and 10th) WHEN: Monday, April 26, 12 p.m. to …

April 21, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: April 5 – April 18

Over the 14-day period from April 5 to April 18, there were 50 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 40 during the previous two weeks): 20 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster involving a small daycare. To date, there have been 10 positive cases associated with that cluster. Public Health attributed 40 …

April 20, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Kirby Day

“I am fully vaccinated and it feels fantastic to get out to enjoy and support so many local business establishments and to be able to spend time with friends after so long.” Juneau resident Kirby Day works in Government and Community Relations for Holland America Group. Kirby encourages other community members to “sign up and sleeve up to help get …

April 20, 2021 - Vaccine webinars: Women’s health Wed. & Workplace safety Fri.

Have questions about the effects of the COVID-19 vaccine on women’s health? Or, looking for guidance on workplace considerations when it comes to the vaccine? Stay informed about COVID-19 in Alaska by participating in ECHO videoconferences, virtual learning communities connecting Alaska’s COVID-19 experts with specific audiences on specific topics. Here are two ECHOs happening this week: COVID Vaccines and Women’s Health (Wednesday, April 21, at 6 pm) …

April 19, 2021 - Upcoming walk-in vaccine clinics this week: Tues. at Airport & Thurs. – Sat. at UAS

Community members have several opportunities to get a free COVID-19 vaccine this week. The Juneau Public Health Center and the City and Borough of Juneau are holding a clinic at the Juneau International Airport tomorrow, April 20, and another one at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24. Walk-ins are welcome as long as supply …

April 13, 2021 - Friday clinic in the Valley will distribute Pfizer vaccine

The City and Borough of Juneau yesterday announced two new clinics in the Mendenhall Valley and Auke Bay – St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church this Friday, April 16, and University of Alaska Southeast April 22-April 24. The Friday, April 16, clinic at St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church will be offering the Pfizer vaccine instead of the originally planned Johnson & Johnson vaccine. …

April 12, 2021 - Two upcoming vaccine clinics in the Valley and Auke Bay

UPDATE 4/13/21: The Friday, April 16, clinic at St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church will be offering the Pfizer vaccine instead of the originally planned Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This change was made due to guidance from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, which was made in accordance with a joint CDC and FDA statement on the Johnson & Johnson …

April 9, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Felicite Toney

“It wasn’t until after my dad died in 2017 that I got my first flu vaccination. He contracted the flu, which turned into double pneumonia, and died a week later on a ventilator. Now, I get the flu shot every year to protect those around me. I’m getting the COVID vaccine for the same reason—to protect my family, friends, and …

April 7, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: March 22 – April 4

Over the 14-day period from March 22 to April 4, there were 22 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 16 during the previous two weeks): None of the cases were associated with a cluster. Public Health attributed 36 percent of cases to community spread, 32 percent to secondary transmission, 14 percent to out-of-state travel, and …

April 7, 2021 - Getting a vaccine just got easier: April 8 vaccine clinic at Centennial Hall open to walk-ins

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Centennial Hall on Thursday, April 8, will be open to walk-ins. Just stop by Centennial Hall anytime from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. tomorrow and get your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at no cost; no appointment is necessary. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for anyone ages 16 and up. After getting the vaccine, …

April 13, 2021 - Friday clinic in the Valley will distribute Pfizer vaccine

The City and Borough of Juneau yesterday announced two new clinics in the Mendenhall Valley and Auke Bay – St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church this Friday, April 16, and University of Alaska Southeast April 22-April 24. The Friday, April 16, clinic at St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church will be offering the Pfizer vaccine instead of the originally planned Johnson & Johnson vaccine. …

April 6, 2021 - Request a pop-up vaccine clinic for your organization

To increase accessibility to the COVID-19 vaccine, the City and Borough of Juneau is offering local organizations and groups the opportunity to host a mini pop-up vaccine clinic. Fill out this request form and CBJ, along with Juneau Public Health, could bring a clinic to your group’s location. Examples of groups or organizations that could request a pop-up clinic include …

April 6, 2021 - Weekly COVID-19 Community Updates will now include live community Q&A

Members of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center have been presenting weekly updates on the status of COVID-19 in Juneau since last August. The updates occur every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Starting today, April 6, community members will be able to ask questions live during the community update. EOC members will be joined by a Public Health …

April 5, 2021 - Juneau high schools to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Friday, April 9

All Juneau students age 16 and up have an opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine this Friday, April 9. The vaccine clinic will begin at 10 a.m. at Thunder Mountain High School and at 12 p.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. To sign up your child, fill out this vaccine request by Tuesday, April 6, at 4 p.m. and …

April 2, 2021 - Get a COVID-19 vaccine in April & you could win $500

Anyone who gets a COVID-19 vaccine at a first-dose clinic at Centennial Hall, Fred Meyer Pharmacy, or Ron’s Apothecary Shoppe in April will have the opportunity to win one of two cash prizes: $500 will go to the first ticket drawn and $250 to the second ticket drawn. Funding for the prizes is provided by the Juneau Emergency Medical Associates …

April 2, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Dr. Lindy Jones

Dr. Lindy Jones had the opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020 due to his job at Bartlett Regional Hospital; hospital workers were among the first in Alaska to get the vaccine. Initially, he had concerns about the vaccine and its safety but, as the hospital’s Emergency Department Medical Director, he had firsthand experience caring for individuals who died …

April 1, 2021 - Sign up now for a Saturday, April 17, vaccine clinic at Centennial Hall

Anyone in Alaska age 16 and up is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. A clinic on Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Hall will distribute 600 Pfizer doses. Make an appointment now at juneau.org/vaccine or call 586-6000. This is your last opportunity to get a vaccine at a Centennial Hall mass clinic. Following the April …

March 26, 2021 - Watch: Community Q&A – Answering Your Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine

The City and Borough of Juneau hosted a Community Q&A on Wednesday, March 24 at 5 p.m. A panel of state and local doctors and health professionals answered the community’s questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The panelists were: Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska Alison Gottschlich, Public Health Nurse IV, Division of Public Health Charlee Gribbon, Infection …

March 25, 2021 - Vaccine appointments open for April 5-8 clinic & at local pharmacies

Anyone age 16 and up who lives or works in Alaska can get a COVID-19 vaccine at Centennial Hall April 5-8 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.). Make an appointment on juneau.org/vaccine or by calling 586-6000. Several pharmacies and providers in Juneau also have vaccine appointments available. The free clinic at Centennial Hall is administering the Pfizer vaccine; anyone making an …

March 24, 2021 - What are your thoughts about the COVID-19 vaccine? Tell CBJ in a short survey.

To better understand the community’s attitude toward the COVID-19 vaccine, the City and Borough of Juneau is conducting a survey now through April 11 on juneau.org/survey. The short questionnaire is available online in English, Russian, Spanish, and Tagalog. The public can also find and submit paper copies at all three branches of the Juneau Public Libraries, Bartlett Regional Hospital, and …

March 19, 2021 - Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Get answers during March 24 Community Q&A

Get your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine answered during a Community Q&A on Wednesday, March 24 at 5 p.m. Submit questions ahead of time or ask them in real time to a panel of state and local experts. This is an opportunity to get any and all questions about the COVID-19 vaccine answered by doctors and health professionals. The panelists …

March 19, 2021 - Next COVID-19 vaccine clinic is April 5-8; registration opens Monday, March 22 at noon

Juneau’s next COVID-19 vaccine clinic is April 5-8 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at Centennial Hall. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Anyone age 16 and up who lives or works in Alaska can sign up. Appointments can be made starting this Monday, March 22, at 12 p.m. on juneau.org/vaccine. The public is encouraged to sign up online; those without internet can …

March 17, 2021 - Ages 16 & 17 should be accompanied by parent/guardian to Centennial Hall vaccine clinic

With COVID-19 vaccines now open to anyone 16 years or older, the City and Borough of Juneau encourages individuals age 16 and 17 to sign up for the Pfizer vaccine clinics at Centennial Hall. Many already have. Because this is a medical appointment, 16- and 17-year-olds are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the clinic. Parents …

March 16, 2021 - How to get on waitlist for March 23 Vaccine Clinic

Appointments for the March 23 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Centennial Hall are booked. Due to potential cancellations and/or no-shows, the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is looking for individuals to sign up for a waitlist on juneau.org/vaccine. If you do not use internet, please call 586-6000 to get on the waitlist. Individuals must be available to go to Centennial Hall anytime …

March 11, 2021 - Next COVID-19 vaccine clinic is March 23; registration opens Monday, March 15 at noon

Juneau’s next COVID-19 vaccine clinic is March 23 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) at Centennial Hall. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Anyone age 16 and up