The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is now claiming that all Alaskans who are “immunocompromised” should get a third COVID shot. The recommendation, issued Aug. 20, follows lockstep with new CDC advice based on some studies showing
As of last Friday, 1,406 adverse reactions from Alaskans are listed on the CDC’s VAERS reporting website, including 26 Alaskans who have died following the reception of a COIVD vaccine. VAERS is the CDC-run website that tracks problems associated
With vaccinations on a marked decline statewide, the City and Borough of Juneau is gathering information about why residents are reticent to receive the COVID shot. Despite opening vaccinations up to anyone over age 16, there has been a sharp decrease in the
Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Anne Zink said reports of Alaskans dying after receiving COVID vaccinations raises no concerns for her about the safety of the vaccines. Speaking to journalists during a March 1 press briefing, Zink responded to a question
Two additional Alaska deaths were reported to the CDC VAERS website which tracks adverse reactions to COVID vaccinations. This brings the total number of deaths reported from Alaska to 10. The recent deaths included a 70-year-old man who received a Moderna
Gov. Mike Dunleavy sent a scathing letter to Sen. Lora Reinbold (R-Eagle River), claiming she abused her office as a state senator in accusing him of grossly mismanaging Alaska’s COVID response. The Feb. 18 letter tells Reinbold that she has “abdicated
Should pregnant or nursing moms get the COVID-19 vaccine? Were vaccines developed using cells from aborted babies? How long until Alaska reaches herd immunity? When can we return to normal? These were just some of the questions that a team from Alaska’s
The CDC-run website that allows physicians and members of the public to report adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines, included two additional reports of Alaskans who have died after receiving COVID-19 shots. The latest update to the VAERS website lists
Within the first five weeks of administering COVID vaccines in Alaska, at least 111 Alaska residents have suffered adverse reactions and at least five of these people have died. The information, which goes through Jan. 22, was reported on the VAERS website,
A second staff member at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau was taken to the emergency department after getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. According to a Dec. 16 statement from the hospital, the man experienced eye puffiness, light headedness and a
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