Vaccine Week: Sleeves up for Summer in Anchorage
The Anchorage Health Department, Emergency Operations Center, and Mayor’s Office, along with community partners, are launching “Vaccine Week: Sleeves Up for Summer.” Vaccine Week will bring free, accessible vaccine clinics, prizes, and celebratory events to Anchorage during the first week of May. We’re going to #DoItForSummer.
More than 120,000 Anchorage residents have already rolled up their sleeves and gotten vaccinated against COVID-19. All Alaskans age 16 and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly 50 percent of eligible Anchorage residents have completed their vaccination series and more than 57 percent of eligible Anchorage residents have received at least one dose. We are well on our way to having 70 percent of the eligible population vaccinated in Anchorage.
Throughout Vaccine Week, the Municipality of Anchorage will have COVID-19 vaccine clinics with appointment or no-appointment walk-up or drive-thru options available across the city, including several late-night options. Vaccine clinic locations that are already available and will continue to be available during and beyond Vaccine Week include:
- Dimond Center Mall (daily 10am-8pm)
- Dempsey-Anderson Ice Arena Drive-Thru (weekdays 2-8pm, weekends 8am-8pm)
- Shiloh Church (daily except Sundays 8am-4pm)
- Blood Bank of Alaska (weekdays 12pm-8pm)
- Northway Mall Drive-Thru (Saturday-Monday 10am-6pm)
- Alaska Airlines Center (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am-12pm)
In addition to the ongoing vaccine clinic locations, twenty vaccine pop-up clinics will be available across the Municipality, from Eagle River to Girdwood.
Thanks to business partners and the Conquer COVID Coalition, anyone who gets vaccinated during Vaccine Week can enter to win a prize. Prizes include $500 in cash, a weekend stay at the Hotel Captain Cook, an Apple Watch from GCI, or roundtrip tickets on an Alaska Airlines flight. Every city-run vaccine clinic during Vaccine Week will have paper entries for interested residents to fill out their contact information and be eligible to win a prize.
Visit anchoragecovidvaccine.org or call 907-646-3322 to find a vaccine clinic near you. If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines, please call the Anchorage Health Department at 907-531-5100.
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