Sign-up for upcoming clinic opens tomorrow, Feb. 25, at noon; state expands current eligibility
UPDATE: All appointments for the March 12-13 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Centennial Hall have been booked. If you were not able to get an appointment, do not worry. Additional clinics will be held as more vaccine becomes available. In time, every Juneau resident who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will get one. If you did make an appointment and have a question, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 vaccine clinic sign-up for eligible individuals begins Thursday, February 25, at 12 p.m. on juneau.org/vaccine. Read a step-by-step document that walks through how to make an appointment online here. This will prepare you for what buttons to click, what the screen will look like, and what information you’ll be asked for. The clinic is on March 12-13.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today announced clarifications to who is currently eligible to receive a vaccine:
- Senior helpers are added to “People 65 years and above” category: People who assist someone 65 years of age or older in getting a vaccination are now eligible to be vaccinated at the same time. Both the senior and the person helping will need to schedule an appointment at the same location and time. The person assisting does not need to meet other eligibility requirements to receive the vaccine.
- The definition of “People living or working in congregate settings” is expanded: Congregate settings may include people working in any system whose job responsibilities require them to interact with individuals residing in congregate settings (e.g. people who work in the judicial system). Note: This was previously limited to the judicial system.
- “Workers in health care settings” is expanded: Workers in health care settings includes people who stay home to provide health care for a medically fragile person. Eligible individuals provide daily support related to an individual’s activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, dressing, eating) and instrumental activities of daily living (e.g., shopping, laundry, light housework). Note: This previously included only those providing care for people age 65 and above.
Again, sign-up for the March 12-13 clinic opens tomorrow, February 25 at noon. The public is encouraged to sign up online if possible; individuals who don’t have internet can call 586-6000 to make an appointment starting February 25 at 12 p.m. A portion of the appointments have been set aside for call-ins.
Registering either online or over the phone will require you to provide an email address. If you do not have an email address at all, reach out to a family member or friend who is not making an appointment for this clinic and ask to use theirs.
Clinic organizers are Bartlett Regional Hospital, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Juneau Public Health Center, SEARHC, and the City and Borough of Juneau. Learn more details about the March 12-13 clinic here.