Alaska’s Department of Health is using the heroic reputation of firefighters to entice young children into getting Covid jabs and other vaccinations.

Children and families line up to climb into a fire truck at the monthly North Pole immunization clinic.

A July 15 article released by the Dept. of Health’s media blog notes that necessity is the “mother of invention” when it comes to convincing impressionable children to get the jab.

The idea of using local firefighters to peddle vaccines was hatched by public health nurse Shelly Foint, manager for the Fairbanks area Public Health Centers.

According to the Dept. of Health blog, Foint’s inspiration originated a decade before Covid ever hit Alaska, but now she’s using the idea to increase experimental Covid jabs among area youth.

Foint initially started the clinic when a local doctor got out of the vaccine business about 10 years ago. After receiving approval from her supervisor to start a community vaccine clinic, Foint began strategizing about the best location to effectively reach kids.

“That’s when Shelly hit upon the notion of partnering with the local fire department,” the state health blog recounts. “What child doesn’t love visiting the fire department with its big red fire engines?”

Foint contacted the North Pole Fire Department and Chief Chad Heineken, and they agreed to use the fire station to promote and increase vaccinations. Currently, the fire station hosts a monthly clinic on the third Thursdays of the month.

Firefighters with the North Pole Fire Department explain how they fight fires during a monthly immunization clinic.

While the Covid outbreak disrupted the regular schedule a bit, the clinic has been operational for roughly 10 years, providing routine childhood immunizations and now experimental Covid jabs for kids ages six months and older.

The article claims that Covid jabs are “a popular choice” these days, adding that children are more inclined to get “pokes” by “being able to spend time with firefighters from their community.”

The state’s latest blog post came just days before it began contracting with an Anchorage-based media/public relations company to blanket Alaska in video, radio and print propaganda aimed at increasing Covid jabs statewide. The two-year, $3 million dollar campaign is underwritten by the federal government and is prohibited from including any information about the benefits of ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine or other effective methods of treating Covid disease.

Alaska is doubling down on its Covid shot efforts despite the fact that the state website shows Alaska youth have a mortality rate from Covid that hovers around zero.


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State of Alaska uses firefighter popularity to coax kids into vax clinic

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.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    It’s pretty sad when are government has to bribe kids to get a shot to kill themselves. If the jab was effective in anyway, shape or form no bribes would need to be made. The kids would just line up and take it.

  • Mongo Love Candy says:

    Another reason to dump Dunleavy and hire Kurka.

  • Jen says:

    Firefighters: my advice no more these types of PR’s. Bad enough our kids laugh at teachers and disrespect them. We don’t need kids, oneday, disrespecting ff/emt’s.

  • Akdale says:

    Zink. Adam Crum. Thanks Dunleavey. All three need to go. Kurka, unseasoned but will upset the cart. Ak needs a major move to the right, not a negotiator. Look at the country, that’s our future. Anchorage will be the norm. Wake up Ak. Toss the Rino, the diplomat. Principled leadership without compromise. Fire the bureaucrats. Oh, and vote yes on a constitutional convention.

  • Kenneth L. Wells says:

    Gross, evil and probably illegal.

  • Sterling Crone says:

    Unbelievable human ignorance, like sheep to slaughter we damage the next generation in body, and in time when its revealed to them–their minds.

  • R C Waldron says:

    Children have a 99.99999% survival rate for COVID . Why would anyone inject their children with an EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE THAT DOES NOT WORK?!!!

  • Anna says:

    This is Sick!

  • Diana says:

    This may be sick but this is Dunleavy thinking and purpose as he is a Democrat in a Republican coat. He also has been shutting the door on any news of the abuse by the DHHS in Alaska that is being investigated by the DOJ and FBI incriminating the department and certain personnel in the Foster Care Program that goes back years and years. He is using the open platform of the Republicans to get elected again and continue on with the criminal enterprise of Adam Crumb and Zinke underhandedly trying to change services and programs under the eyes of the public and the legislative body. That is why he put together a100 page executive Order to split the DHHS without the consent of the Legislative body. The legislature wanted to vet every program and person and they too have the criminal investigation against the DHHS. We need to STOP DUNLEAVY and make sure he is not elected and take DHHS to Fedral Court for the abuses of our children past and present. GET DUNLEAVY OUT of OFFICE!!!

  • brandon says:

    It’s big business making people sick and then providing “solutions” that last a life time of dependance.
    Funny how Breast Cancer awareness is put on aluminum containing deodorants for women and then it is linked to causing the cancer.
    Get the shot and get a free doughnut.. as if we don’t already have a sugar problem in America.
    Our overlords are not interested in YOU or your concerns. Get in line, shut up, and take what uncle Sam gives you.. and be happy about it.

  • MF says:

    This is a form of entrapment! This woman used deception to lure children to show up for the death shot. I sure hope that the majority of parents refused to submit their children to this evil.

  • ceci says:

    Shame on them

  • nobodycares says:

    utterly disgusting.