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COVID Brief: Thurs, April 15 - Vaccine available by appointment and walk-in this Saturday


The Center for Disease Control has removed the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine from its list of available vaccines due to six adverse reactions in the United States, one of which resulted in death.

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Public Health Nurse Mary Darbonne and Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital talk about the safety and effectiveness of all available vaccines and about upcoming opportunities for Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.

Also, Jenny Carroll - Information Officer for the City of Homer and Pegge Erkeneff from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District answer questions from the listeners.

For information about Saturday's walk-in clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. at Homer High, or to make an appointment for vaccination at SPH's vaccine and testing site at 4201 Bartlett Street, go to South Peninsula Hospital's website

SPH has a COVID call line.If you need assistance making an appointment, if you'd like to speak to a COVID nurse, or if you're coming in for a COVID test, call (907) 235-0235.