The seemingly endless government-funded radio, television and social media messaging aimed at getting the maximum number of Alaskans to submit to experimental Covid jabs won’t end anytime soon.

In an effort to convince ever more residents to get the shot, the Alaska Dept. of Health & Social Services (DHSS) is planning to use $3 million in CDC-provided federal funds to hire a public relations company to develop a comprehensive statewide marketing campaign aimed at persuading Alaskans to get Covid shots and other CDC recommended vaccines. The wording of the RFP states that the campaign is for broad immunization messaging, which implies other vaccination efforts will be included in the messaging campaigns.

The estimated cost will be $1.5 million a year for two years.

About 71% of Alaskans, ages five and older, have now had at least one Covid shot, but new vaccinations have slowed dramatically over the past year. According to an email from the Alaska Dept. of Health & Social Services, the agency has no official target in terms of what percentage of Alaskans it hopes will get the Covid shot.

While the vaccine PR campaign will attempt to increase Covid jabs, it is prohibited from including any information about the benefits of ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine or other methods of treating Covid disease, because those treatments are not vaccines, and are therefore unworthy of mention.

“Immunization Program funds can only be used to prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases through immunizations,” the DHSS email noted. “Neither Ivermectin nor hydroxychloroquine are considered a vaccine. There are no federal funds available for media campaigns for Ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine.”

Without going into detail, the email claimed that the campaign would include information about adverse effects associated with the shot. To date, most state funded messaging around Covid jabs in Alaska has contained no information about adverse reactions or deaths that have occurred following the jab.

A state notice about the details of the vaccination campaign explains that the winning bidder will be tasked with building on previous Covid messaging and “public education campaigns,” while also developing new campaigns “in response to additional Covid-related issues, such as new variants, new versions of the shot and other issues.

According to the terms of the proposal, the campaign will use social media and traditional mainstream media outlets to disseminate images, videos and stories strategically designed to “change health behaviors” when it comes to Covid jabs and other vaccines. The plan includes working with state officials and partners to develop and implement a “long range strategy.”

In response to a question regarding whether the potential for adverse events and side-effects from COVID shots would be included in the messaging, the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services confirmed that “Yes, potential side effects and adverse events will be a part of the campaign.”

The contract is set to begin on July 18, as approved by the Commissioner of the Dept. of Health and Social Services.

Anchorage-based Yuit Communications has received an initial notice from the state indicating it will be awarded the contract. Over the past year, this company has produced social media messaging which promotes LGBTQ Pride Month, free ice cream for those who get Covid shots, and transgender awareness, among other issues.


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Alaska to launch major media blitz to increase COVID jabs

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.


  • Steve Peterson says:

    It’s Charlie Pierce time. Big Mike doesn’t stand for the common man as he said he would, but instead bows to statists and bureaucrats, most notably, Anne Zink. He can’t be pushed out of office soon enough. When will politicians learn that they must keep their word and must not give into fear?

  • Jack says:

    wow. what a terribly misleading piece of garbage article. The link you post about the notice says “The mission of the Immunization Program is to prevent and control vaccine-preventable disease in Alaska” …that’s not just COVID. so why omit the rest of the story? this is just clickbait

    • Steve Peterson says:

      Hey Jack-
      Listen to the radio and you will hear the ads pushing just one kind if vax for one particular virus. EVERYBODY knows what this is about and who drives it.

    • Grandma says:

      Read paragraph 2 again.

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Ak Pure Blood – for life.

  • Samantha Fields says:

    Why are they pushing this? Most are done with COVID propaganda minus the people who are 4th jabbed walking with rubber gloves and double masked shopping in wal mart. I highly recommend to read this testimonial by Dr. Peter McCullough —

  • Diana Kuest says:

    Dunleavy, the Pennsylvania Democrat trying to be Republican and a governor with bad choices made in personnel he hired. What a mess, Adam Crumb and Zinke. Fraud, waste and abuse by this group. Time for common sense and Charlie Pierce to be put out there to vote in as governor of the State of Alaska. Bye….Dunleavy…don’t let the door hit your in the rear when you are exiting the governor’s office!!! You had your chance and you really muffed it!!!

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Mike pacarro, Mike Dunleavy, Ann Zinc, all frauds and dangerous to Alaskans

  • Alaskan56 says:

    Great, more national jab propaganda! Just what we need.
    Nice use of hard earned tax dollars. Not like American and Americans need that money – spend, spend, spend.
    BUT! Sounds like the Yuit Comms. will be benefiting off the national ‘health’ concerns for Alaska Citizens.
    COVID Communication 101: Create deceptive promotions that focus on convincing MORE sheep to get MORE shots. No need to produce any facts to those who are jabbed about still getting and transmitting COVID. If that dirty little detail comes up, just convince them that they will not get it ‘as bad’ if they take more shots. (never ending cycle of deception)
    Best of all: this is allowed to be accomplished without EVER providing a smidgen of data on the proven complications from the Gene vax or at least some of the data on the Gene vax, or the amount of the vax injured.
    (It’s out there, if anyone wants to do their due diligence and look before you buy.)
    This new method of advertising (falsely): Just focus on the promotions…focus on the promotions…promotions…promotions…thousands of dollars of federal tax money spent on promotions……promotions (getting the hypnotizing point yet?).
    (p.s. HOT OFF THE PRESS – the unvaxed haven’t and aren’t going to drink the kool aid)
    No surprise: Deceptive Advertising Contract Award goes to the most woke company ☠.
    Of course.
    The ‘go woke go broke’ will never happen when there are federal dollars pouring into companies who will do their bidding of their master.

  • MF says:

    They are too late! Most of us are on to their shenanigans and personally know or know of at least one person who was damaged or died from “vaccine” side effects. Why is our government so insistent that we inject a product into our body that doesn’t even work? If you aren’t suspicious of these actions by now, then you just aren’t thinking. And I’m sorry for you.

    • Steve Peterson says:

      I agree. The relentless insistence is telling. Perhaps they realize that someone else is going to be governor and they better push hard to get people jabbed while they can.

  • Teresa says:

    Not a vaccine.
    Do your research

  • DaveMaxwell says:
    This is what government does to employees who fail to comply with corruption

  • Sharon says:

    Wasting money!!!