Valdez COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Weekly Valdez Vaccine Dashboard
Please Note: Starting July 1, 2021, this local dashboard will stop being updated weekly. This same data will instead be available
thru the DHSS Response Hub here: https://alaska-coronavirus-vaccine-outreach-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com.
COVID-19 Vaccine in Alaska
COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the FDA are highly effective for the protection of the patient and prevention of severe illness and hospitalization. As of March 9, 2021, all individuals who live or work in Alaska are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.
Vaccine Specific Information
Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna immunizations require two doses of vaccine given over a period of time. The Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine requires a single dose of vaccine. Current science shows immunity is not immediate following vaccination and may also require future booster immunizations.
COVID-19 Vaccine in Valdez
As of May 2021, vaccine distribution in Valdez looks a little different based on current community needs. Large first dose vaccination POD clinics at the Civic Center have concluded.
Vaccination administration is now offered in a clinical setting by the following local vaccine providers: the DHSS Valdez Public Health Clinic, The Alfa Doc, Safeway Pharmacy, and thru some local employers.
Other local medical providers are also exploring the process to order and administer vaccine in small numbers at their facilities.
Local Appointment Process for Vaccine
Appointments are required for COVID-19 vaccination to verify eligibility, ensure equity of distribution, and provide time for the standard 15 to 30 minute post vaccination observation period.
If you live or work in Valdez or a surrounding small community, and still need your vaccine, please contact one of the providers listed above to discuss your situation and arrange your appointment.
If you are a business or organization looking to schedule vaccination for your employees or clients/customers, please contact one of the providers listed above to discuss your situation.