Puck COVID

We might be over it, but COVID-19 is not over yet. It takes all of us to come together to fight COVID-19.

PUCK COVID

We might be over it, but COVID-19 is not over yet. It takes all of us to come together to fight COVID-19.

LET’S CONQUER COVID TOGETHER.

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION UPDATE

  • If you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you’ve taken the first step toward protecting yourself and your family and returning to many of the activities you did before the pandemic.
  • To maximize protection from the virus that causes COVID-19 and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
  • Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.

Find a testing location near you:

Find a vaccination clinic near you:

Testing at the Airport

NOTICE: Effective Dec. 1, COVID-19 testing at the Anchorage airport will be located behind security, available only for ticketed passengers and badged employees. Hawaii-trusted testing for outbound travelers will now be available at Alaska Park. To learn more, call 907-864-4642. Or visit: Here

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM OMICRON

Getting fully vaccinated and the COVID booster shot are still the best protection from COVID-19. While scientists investigate how effective current vaccines are against the Omicron variant, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone five years and older protect themselves from COVID by getting fully vaccinated and that everyone 18 and older get a booster shot at least two months after their initial J & J vaccine or six months after completing the Moderna or Pfizer series.

Scientists say that because Omicron has many more mutations than the original COVID-19 virus or the Delta variant it most likely will spread more easily. Existing vaccines have been effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death but, as we have seen with the Delta variant, breakthrough infections do occur in people who are fully vaccinated, and scientists say that will likely be the case with Omicron.

Other tools to protect against Omicron include masks and testing. CDC still recommends wearing a mask in public indoor setting, especially in large groups, even if you’re vaccinated. COVID-19 testing has proven effective at preventing transmission. If you have been exposed to COVID, please get tested, even if you do not have symptoms.

Help keep our and communities safe.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer and an emergency room physician, answers some frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in the following video clips.

COVID Vaccine Safety

Omicron Preparation

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