COVID-19 Vaccine News Archive

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 - What you can do today to slow the spread of COVID-19

As Juneau continues to see high COVID-19 case counts, Alaska State Epidemiologist Dr. Joe McLaughlin has this guidance on what people can do today – right now – to slow the spread: “Getting vaccinated is the best long-term strategy to keep yourself and others safe from COVID-19. However, it takes two weeks after you’ve completed your vaccine series for your …

October 7, 2021 - Booster shots available at Oct. 8 & 9 Centennial Hall clinic. Here’s who should be getting one.

A COVID-19 vaccine booster shot will strengthen protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. If you fall into one of the groups below, you can register on juneau.org/vaccine to receive a booster shot this Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. or Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Centennial Hall, or call 586-6000. The October 8 & 9 clinic will …

October 4, 2021 - Register now for Oct. 8 & 9 Pfizer vaccine clinic at Centennial Hall

Nearly 1,400 people received a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster or general vaccine at the October 1 & 2 Centennial Hall clinic. Registration is open now for another Pfizer clinic this Friday and Saturday, October 8 & 9 at Centennial Hall on juneau.org/vaccine or 586-6000. The Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone ages 12 and up, and the booster is available …

October 1, 2021 - Oct. 1-2 Pfizer vaccine & booster clinic open to walk-ins this afternoon & tomorrow

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, are available at a Centennial Hall clinic today and tomorrow, October 1-2, to qualifying individuals. The clinic is open to walk-ins today (Oct. 1) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday (Oct. 2) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No pre-registration required. Booster shots are available to individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine more than …

October 1, 2021 - SAIL offering free rides to vaccine appointments

If you are a senior or person with a disability in Juneau in need of a COVID-19 vaccine, including the Pfizer booster, Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) is offering free transportation to COVID-19 vaccine providers. To find COVID-19 vaccine availability, go to juneau.org/vaccine or call 586-6000 To book your free taxi ride, call the Juneau SAIL office (toll free) at …

September 28, 2021 - 24 new COVID-19 cases reported for Juneau

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 24 new Juneau residents identified with COVID-19 for September 28. There are currently seven people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital. The Juneau School District reports two new individuals who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and were infectious while in school: One at Thunder Mountain High School (no classes quarantined as a result) …

September 28, 2021 - Booster shots are available in Juneau. Here’s who should be getting one.

A COVID-19 vaccine booster shot will strengthen protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Booster shots are available to individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine more than 6 months ago and are: Age 65+ Residents and staff in long-term care settings Age 18+ and have underlying medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes, obesity Age 18+ and work in high-risk settings, including healthcare workers, teachers, grocery store …

September 27, 2021 - Sign-up for COVID-19 vaccine boosters at Centennial Hall opens at noon today

Sign-up opens today, September 27, at noon for the Centennial Hall Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic at juneau.org/vaccine. Those without internet can call 586-6000. Qualifying individuals can register for a booster, and anyone ages 12 and up can sign up for a first or second dose. The clinic is happening over two days: Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2. You …

September 24, 2021 - COVID-19 vaccine boosters to be available at Public Health Center & Centennial Hall clinics

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters will be available at the Juneau Public Health Center starting Tuesday, September 28, and at a Centennial Hall clinic October 1-2 to qualifying individuals. In addition to boosters, both sites will offer first and second dose Pfizer vaccines to individuals ages 12 and up. Sign-up for the Juneau Public Health Center is open now at juneau.org/vaccine. …

September 20, 2021 - Watch COVID-19 Community Update Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Kim McDowell and Alaska Health and Social Services Public Health Nurse April Rezendes will join members of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center to give the latest updates on COVID-19 in Juneau on Tuesday, September 21 and 4 p.m. EOC staff will give a short presentation during the COVID-19 Community Update …

September 16, 2021 - Bartlett Hospital implements vaccine mandate policy; staff must be vaxxed by Dec. 15

As a condition of employment under a vaccine mandate policy implemented this week, Bartlett Regional Hospital staff must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by December 15, 2021. This applies to all employees and contractors on campus, regardless of position or employment status. This policy was implemented as directed by the Board of Directors after receiving guidance from the City and …

September 14, 2021 - 14 new COVID-19 cases & one nonresident death reported for Juneau

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 14 new individuals in the Juneau community – 13 residents and one nonresident – identified with COVID-19 for September 14. DHSS also reports one nonresident death for Juneau – a female in her 60s. The individual was initially diagnosed with COVID-19 in Juneau and later sought medical care outside Juneau …

September 9, 2021 - Bartlett Regional Hospital offers monoclonal antibody clinic to treat COVID-19

To best protect the Juneau community against COVID-19, Bartlett Regional Hospital continues to offer monoclonal antibody therapy. Monoclonal antibody therapy is a safe and effective treatment that helps prevent severe illness and hospitalization from COVID-19 for individuals newly infected with the virus. You must receive this treatment within 10 days of when your symptoms started. Criteria for therapy administration includes …

September 8, 2021 - 16 new COVID-19 cases reported for Juneau

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 16 new individuals in the Juneau community – 14 residents and two nonresidents – identified with COVID-19 for September 8. There are currently two people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital. The Juneau School District reports four individual who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and were infectious while in school – …

September 2, 2021 - Get vaccinated & enter to win $49K in statewide COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Get vaccinated against COVID-19 and enter a sweepstakes to win $49,000 through the Alaska Chamber’s “Give AK a Shot” vaccine campaign. The sweepstakes is for Alaskans who’ve gotten vaccinated against COVID-19: Each week through Oct. 30, one newly vaccinated adult will win $49,000 in cash Each week through Oct. 30, one newly vaccinated youth, ages 12-18, will win a $49,000 …

September 1, 2021 - Student vaccine clinic at Juneau Public Health Center Thursday, Sept. 2

The Juneau Public Health Center is holding a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for students ages 12 years and up this Thursday, September 2, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please note: the clinic’s location has been changed – the clinic will be at the Public Health Center, and not at Floyd Dryden Middle School. There’s still time to register here. …

August 31, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Juneau 8th grader Clara

Clara, a 14-year-old Juneau 8th grader, explains why she got vaccinated: “Reason number one: this pandemic has been going on for a year and a half and I want it to end and everything to be back to being safe and normal. Reason number two: I would like to be able to hang out with my friends normally, and go …

August 26, 2021 - Hospital Board approves COVID-19 vaccine mandate development and implementation

The Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors unanimously approved a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all staff as a condition of employment. The resolution directs the Chief Executive Officer to develop and implement a vaccination mandate that will also extend to medical staff who work in the hospital. The vote took place at this month’s Board of Directors meeting on August …

August 24, 2021 - 20 new COVID-19 cases reported for Juneau

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 20 new individuals in the Juneau community – 18 residents and two nonresidents – identified with COVID-19 for August 24. There are currently four people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital. The Juneau School District reports five individuals at Riverbend Elementary who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and were infectious while …

August 23, 2021 - Student vaccine clinics Aug. 26 at Dzantik’i Heeni & Sept. 2 at Floyd Dryden

The Juneau Public Health Center is offering two upcoming Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students ages 12 years and up – Thursday, August 26 at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School and Thursday, September 2 at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Any Juneau student 12 years old and up is welcome to get their vaccine at either school, whichever is most convenient. Register your …

August 23, 2021 - For moderate to severe immunocompromised, here’s where to get third vaccine dose in Juneau

People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial two doses to ensure adequate protection against COVID-19, as recommended by the CDC. The additional dose should take place at least 28 days after a second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna vaccine. In Juneau, people with moderately to …

August 23, 2021 - FDA grants full approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted full approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. “While this and other vaccines have met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization, as the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine …

August 20, 2021 - With highly transmissible Delta variant, it’s not time to let our guard down

The City and Borough of Juneau held a press conference Friday, August 20, at 9 a.m. to talk about the community’s COVID-19 risk level elevating to High. CBJ Emergency Operations Center Incident Commander Mila Cosgrove and Bartlett Regional Hospital CEO Rose Lawhorne offered the following prepared statements. CBJ Emergency Operations Center Incident Commander Mila Cosgrove: The Unified Command of the …

August 19, 2021 - Recap of Aug. 17 COVID-19 Community Update

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to Tuesday’s COVID-19 Community Update. In case you missed it, staff with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) joined members of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center to give a presentation and help answer questions from the community. Below are some answers and resources that were provided …

August 18, 2021 - Juneau’s community risk level elevates to High; mitigation measures effective 5 p.m. Friday

Due to increasing case positivity, the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is raising the overall community risk to Level 3 High with a full implementation of the COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies. Since July 30, CBJ has been at a Modified-High Level 3 risk level with only the required masking strategy implemented. The Delta variant is driving case transmission locally and …

August 17, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Aug. 2 – Aug. 15

Over the 14-day period from August 2 to August 15, there were 204 people in the Juneau community who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 138 during the previous two weeks): 8 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster involving an out-of-town youth sports event. To date, 22 people have tested positive with 15 recovered. Public Health …

August 16, 2021 - Dr. Anne Zink will be at Tuesday’s COVID-19 Community Update at 4 p.m.

Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink, plus others from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, will be at Tuesday’s COVID-19 Community Update at 4 p.m. They will be joining members of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center. The state team will give a short presentation and be available to answer questions from the community …

August 12, 2021 - What to do if you’re feeling sick or were exposed to COVID-19

This graphic from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services explains what to do if you’re feeling sick with COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to the virus. If you’re feeling even mildly ill with new symptoms like fatigue, chills, cough, fever, or decreased sense of taste or smell – regardless of vaccination status – get tested and isolate …

August 10, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: July 25 – Aug. 8

Over the 14-day period from July 25 to August 8, there were 138 people in the Juneau community who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 169 during the previous two weeks): 8 percent of the cases were associated with two clusters: a restaurant cluster that included eight positive cases has concluded with all eight recovered; a second cluster involving …

July 20, 2021 - Watch COVID-19 Community Update to learn about new masking requirement in CBJ facilities

CBJ is now requiring all individuals – vaccinated and unvaccinated – to wear masks in CBJ facilities. That includes City Hall, both pools, all Juneau Public Library branches, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Dimond Park Field House, and Zach Gordon Youth Center. Watch the July 19 COVID-19 Community Update to learn why.  The up