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More than 100K people in Alaska have gotten 1st vaccine dose

Rachel Kelly, left, an intensive care unit nurse, receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Emily Schubert, the employee health nurse at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A;KTUU-TV reported that Dr. Janet Johnston, an epidemiologist with the Anchorage Health Department, says that figure includes over 41,000 people who have been vaccinated in Anchorage, which represents about 15% of the city’s population. Johnston says that more than 15,000 Anchorage residents have received a second vaccine dose. While case counts in the municipality have decreased steadily, officials say the number of hospitalizations has increased. Johnston says there were 40 hospitalized coronavirus patients on Tuesday, with only four staffed intensive care unit beds available in Anchorage.

 


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