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Juneau seniors and healthcare workers: Registration for the Jan. 15-17 COVID-19 vaccine clinic is complete; all appointments have been booked and the waitlist has closed. CBJ will update the public on upcoming clinics as vaccine is available. In time, everyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will get one. Thank you for your patience.

Who’s currently eligible?

Persons aged 65 years and older

Workers in health care settings

Frontline EMS and Fire Service personnel

Long term care facility residents and staff members

Hospital-based frontline health care workers and hospital personnel

See more details and eligibility criteria on the State of Alaska Vaccine Availability webpage.

Who’s eligible next?

Frontline essential workers who are aged 50 years and older:

  • Education (PreK–12 educators & school staff, childcare workers & support staff, including Indigenous language and culture educators)
  • First responders and public safety personnel, including state troopers, public safety officers, police, firefighters, and Office of Children’s Services staff and public health workers in direct contact with individuals and families not vaccinated in Phase 1a
  • Food and agriculture (e.g., seafood, food distributors)
  • Grocery store workers
  • Public transit workers, including rural aviation workers serving communities defined as essential air services, and rural cab service workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers and contract rural postal workers including mail planes

People living or working in other congregate settings, such as:

  • Acute psychiatric facilities
  • Correctional settings
  • Group homes for individuals with disabilities, including serious mental illness, developmental and intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, or substance use disorders
  • Homeless and domestic violence shelters
  • Substance misuse and treatment residential facilities
  • Transitional living homes

See more details and eligibility criteria in the State of Alaska Vaccine Availability webpage.

Who’s eligible later?

Persons aged 55–64 years

Frontline essential workers aged 16–50 years with two or more high-risk health conditions:

  • Education (PreK–12 educators & school staff, childcare workers & support staff, including Indigenous language and culture educators)
  • First responders and public safety personnel, including state troopers, public safety officers, police, firefighters, and Office of Children’s Services staff and public health workers in direct contact with individuals and families not vaccinated in Phase 1a
  • Food and agriculture (e.g., seafood, food distributors)
  • Grocery store workers
  • Public transit workers, including rural aviation workers serving communities defined as essential air services, and rural cab service workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers and contract rural postal workers including mail planes

Persons aged 50 years and older with two or more high-risk health conditions

Frontline essential workers aged 16–50 years not previously vaccinated:

  • Education (PreK–12 educators & school staff, childcare workers & support staff, including Indigenous language and culture educators)
  • First responders and public safety personnel, including state troopers, public safety officers, police, firefighters, and Office of Children’s Services staff and public health workers in direct contact with individuals and families not vaccinated in Phase 1a
  • Food and agriculture (e.g., seafood, food distributors)
  • Grocery store workers
  • Public transit workers, including rural aviation workers serving communities defined as essential air services, and rural cab service workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers and contract rural postal workers including mail planes

If you do not see yourself identified in any of these groups, please be patient. Vaccine supply is very limited at first, and it will gradually be available to more Alaskans over time. Learn about the State of Alaska’s process in allocating COVID-19 vaccine here.

See more details and eligibility criteria in the State of Alaska Vaccine Availability webpage.

How do I get a vaccine when I’m eligible?

Juneau seniors and healthcare workers: Registration for the Jan. 15-17 COVID-19 vaccine clinic is complete; all appointments have been booked. CBJ will update the public on upcoming clinics as vaccine is available. In time, everyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will get one. Thank you for your patience. 

Who decides who is next?

The State of Alaska’s Alaska Vaccine Allocation Advisory Committee (AVAAC) uses the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations to inform how to distribute the vaccine equitably in Alaska. Recommendations made by the AVAAC are reviewed by the Alaska COVID-19 Vaccine Team and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services leadership, and if adopted, will be published on covidvax.alaska.gov. The recommendations from the AVAAC apply only to the state-managed vaccine allocation. This process does not apply to Indian Health Service, Veterans Affairs, and Department of Defense allocations.

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Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines available. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorizations for two COVID-19 vaccines which have been shown to be safe and effective as determined by data from the manufacturers and findings from large clinical trials.

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