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Alaskans 65 and older can sign up for COVID-19 vaccine starting this Wednesday, Jan. 6

January 4, 2021 – News

The Alaska COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is opening up appointment scheduling for Phase 1b Tier 1 –  Alaskans 65 years of age and older – on Wednesday, January 6, at noon, with appointments starting Monday, January 11.

Timeline for Phase 1b, Tier 1 (Alaskans 65+):

  • Begin scheduling vaccinations at noon on Wednesday, January 6 – Alaskans 65 years of age or older can schedule appointments starting noon on Jan. 6 by visiting covidvax.alaska.gov. Vaccinations for older Alaskans (age 65+) will now begin Jan. 11.
  • Choose an appointment for Monday, January 11 or later – Alaskans 65 years of age and older can begin getting vaccinated starting Monday, January 11. When scheduling an appointment, please choose a date on January 11 or later.

If you are in Phase 1B Tier 1, and already have an appointment, you do not need to cancel your appointment. If you are not in health care or 65 or older – as defined by Phase 1A or Phase 1B Tier 1 – and already have an appointment, please cancel your appointment so Alaskans in the earlier tiers can make appointments.

New appointments will be added regularly as more vaccine providers sign up and more vaccine is available. Additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine and Alaska’s distribution plans may be found at covidvax.alaska.gov.

Read the full Alaska Department of Health and Social Services news release here.

Please note: COVID-19 vaccine managed by Alaska Tribes, Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense may have different eligibility criteria. Beneficiaries of Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) can find vaccine information here.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, go to covidvax.alaska.gov, email covid19vaccine@alaska.gov, or call 1-907-646-3322.