The percentage of Alaskans who have been infected or hospitalized after having been fully vaccinated from COVID is steadily rising, according to a new report from the Alaska Division of Public Health.

The Aug. 26 report notes that COVID shots were first administered in Alaska in December of 2020. Since then, the number of vaccine breakthrough cases has grown each month. The report claims this is partly due to the fact that more Alaskans have been vaccinated overall.

In looking at the breakthrough cases, the report only analyzes instances where COVID was a “cause of hospitalization” and not merely an incidental finding from someone who was admitted for other reasons such as childbirth or traumatic injury.

The study only documented Alaskans older than 12 years, as this population is ineligible to receive COVID shots.

Another contributor to breakthrough cases is likely due to the declining effectiveness of the vaccines against the Delta variant, the report notes.

Also excluded from the study were those who tested positive less than 14 days after receiving their second vaccine dosage, as these people were not deemed “fully vaccinated.” These people were also not deemed vaccine breakthrough cases if they were again subsequently hospitalized after the 14-day window since vaccination had passed.

The date ranges covered in the study run from Jan. 16 to July 31, 2021.

Through the end of July, a total of 1,890 vaccine breakthrough cases were documented among Alaska residents.

In July, when roughly 50% of Alaskans ages 12 and older were vaccinated, there was a total of 4,134 total COVID cases. Of these 1,222 (or 29.6%) were among those who were fully vaccinated. That means roughly three out of every 10 COVID cases were due to breakthrough cases last month.

During July, the greatest number of breakthrough cases were among those ages 60-69 and 70 years or older. Breakthrough cases amounted to 46% of all COVID cases in the 60-69 age range and 57% of all cases among those ages 70 and above. There were still substantial breakthrough cases in younger age groups as well. Roughly 35% of all COVID cases for ages 50-59 were breakthroughs as were nearly 37% of cases for those ages 40-49.

Among those 12 to 39 years old, breakthroughs were less common.

With regard to hospitalizations, nearly two out of every 10 COVID cases (19.4%) were due to vaccine breakthroughs. There were 165 total hospitalizations due to COVID last month with 32 of those being breakthroughs.

Among those who were classified as “COVID-19 deaths,” nearly a quarter – four out of 17 – were breakthroughs.

The report ends with an explanation of the data, noting that as more cases of COVID occur among unvaccinated persons, “the proportion of the unvaccinated population that is susceptible to infection goes down, and the expected proportion of cases in this group goes down.”

The report also admits that waning effectiveness of COVID shots may account for the rise in vaccine breakthroughs. This is particularly true of older residents and those with compromised immune systems.

Another contributor to breakthroughs is likely due to the declining effectiveness of vaccines against the Delta variant, the report states.

It adds that “reporting COVID-19 cases among fully vaccinated persons may be more likely to be detected than COVID-19 cases among persons who are not fully vaccinated.” This could “artificially increase the proportion of detected cases among fully vaccinated persons.”

The report acknowledges that the unvaccinated who are infected by COVID may build up an immunity to the virus faster than the vaccinated population, “thereby making vaccination appear less effective.”

It concludes by observing that “Further research is needed to better understand the long-term effectiveness of each COVID-19 vaccine.”

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Alaska’s vaccine breakthroughs and hospitalizations on the rise

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Sharon Turner says:

    Many of ‘we’ inquisitive types, with independent bents, taught basic history, figured this out by at least April 0f 2020! And contrasted the size of virus strings versus Bacterium, which are entire cells with a nucleus and from many to 1000’s times bigger than an virus. Hence the info on masks like using chain link fences to keep out mosquitoes! The top most important thing we figured out? COVID-19 was a bad flu. But COVUD-19 like heaven sent manna to tyrants, oh so seducing, a “Miracle” to the Godless DC swampy, slimy power grabbers on all sides! What really scared WE the Constitutionalist, freedom loving and Christian conservatives? How very simple, easy millions of so called US citizens just went by the day. along, followed every “Mandate” stealing more freedoms That is way scarier than and disease. “The masses will much more easily believe a big lie, etc. grandma

  • Mongo Love Candy says:

    The shot is the bioweapon, this is just the beginning of the population reduction. That is why they are in a hurry for the holdouts to get a shot…………………before it becomes all too obvious that the shot kills.

  • Vonda Sanders says:

    I wish people would wake up to this death shot before it’s too late. Its already too late for most. Half of my family has gotten the shot, I tried to stop them. They think I am going crasy.

  • Nicole Kirk says:

    We cannot trust or believe ANYTHING these vaccine-profiting “health” agencies are spouting. They intentionally conceal severe adverse reactions, hospitalizations and deaths directly caused by the experimental gene therapy injections they’re peddling by mislabeling as “unvaccinated” all adverse reactions, hospitalizations, and deaths after only one injection and those within 14 days after the second dose. These medical experiments will remain in Phase 3 Trials until 2023. Those who choose to participate in the experiment are entitled to INFORMED consent under Nuremberg and the FDA’s terms of emergency use authorization.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Joel, Great article
    Please give all your friends this information before it’s to late.

  • Ralph says:

    My immune system is more effective than the injections… you take a bigger risk taking the jab.

    • Lani says:

      The Truth will prevail…it always does. Thank You very much for getting the word out to folks!!!God Bless

  • Heather Ray says:

    Thank you for reporting on this! The Haines Borough was publicly reporting cases on their website along with vaccination status until mid- August. When asked to continue to report the amount of vaccinated:unvaccinated, the Borough Assembly stated they no longer received that information and to ask SEARHC. SEARHC and Public Health also refused to disclose the information.

    The people need to know what is really happening out there- Thank you for reporting the truth!

  • DoneWithIt says:

    I wonder if the vaxxed – when they are in bed at night – wonder if they are going to have catastrophic consequences for taking an experimental gene therapy (it’s not a vaccine)?
    Immune disorders, micro blood clotting, heart inflammation, brain swelling, palsy, gullien barre, infertility.
    Can you imagine what’s going to happen when the masses realize they have been poisoned – that they are part of a de-population campaign?
    What will be the consequences for governments, MSM, and the health care system?
    High, holy, HELL will break loose. It’s coming.

    • Rick says:

      You will notice every vaxed person is on social media sprouting how they became doctors and bio chemists overnight after getting vaccinated. I say it there choice and really…. dont care to hear their rubbish about it didnt hurt them and you are irresponsible if you dont get vaccinated and so on. But no…they will keep flogging that dead horse until you have to leave the media page for rerspite. It is harrassment…and it is severe coersion which is a crime…but never hear anyone doing anything about it. This is what the government wants…they couldnt get the trump demtards to blows so now they trying the age old vac trick to get people hating.

  • NAV says:

    First case of postmortem study in a patient vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2
    Torsten Hansen 1 , Ulf Titze 2 , Nidhi Su Ann Kulamadayil-Heidenreich 3 , Sabine Glombitza 4 , Johannes Josef Tebbe 3 , Christoph Röcken 5 , Birte Schulz 2 , Michael Weise 3 , Ludwig Wilkens 4
    Affiliations expand
    PMID: 33872783 PMCID: PMC8051011 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.04.053
    Free PMC article
    A previously symptomless 86-year-old man received the first dose of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. He died 4 weeks later from acute renal and respiratory failure. Although he did not present with any COVID-19-specific symptoms, he tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 before he died. Spike protein (S1) antigen-binding showed significant levels for immunoglobulin (Ig) G, while nucleocapsid IgG/IgM was not elicited. Acute bronchopneumonia and tubular failure were assigned as the cause of death at autopsy; however, we did not observe any characteristic morphological features of COVID-19. Postmortem molecular mapping by real-time polymerase chain reaction revealed relevant SARS-CoV-2 cycle threshold values in all organs examined (oropharynx, olfactory mucosa, trachea, lungs, heart, kidney and cerebrum) except for the liver and olfactory bulb. These results might suggest that the first vaccination induces immunogenicity but not sterile immunity.
    Keywords: Autopsy; Histology; RT-PCR; SARS-CoV-2; Vaccine.