News stories from the past 60 days.
Apr 12, 2021 - Describes how Alaska ranks among the top states for COVID-19 vaccine distribution due to the role that tribal health organizations have played. Discusses how the virus has disproportionately impacted Native communities and threatened indigenous culture, highlights unique efforts by tribal health providers to provide vaccinations and curb the pandemic.
Source: US News & World Report
Mar 9, 2021 - Highlights creative COVID-19 vaccine rollout efforts in Alaska and the state's success in prioritizing at-risk residents, such as Native, low-income, and senior populations. Describes how their "hub-and-spoke" model allows communities to decide how to administer vaccines based on their needs. Includes lessons for other states to learn from.
Mar 5, 2021 - Highlights the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' (VA) efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to veterans in Kodiak Island, Alaska. To hold the vaccination clinic, the VA collaborated with the Kodiak Area Native Association and delivered vaccines via commercial flight.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Feb 19, 2021 - Highlights efforts by healthcare workers to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to veterans in rural and hard-to-reach areas across the country. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sent doses by plane to rural Montana and partnered with tribal healthcare organizations to reach veterans in rural Alaska.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Last Updated: 4/12/2021