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The Thursday COVID-19 Brief - July 15, 2021: Local COVID cases rise in Homer and across Alaska


This week on the final, scheduled, COVID-19 Brief, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsulia Hospital take questions from the listeners about the rise in case rates, and the stagnation of vaccination rates.


Vaccines are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the COVID Care Center at 4201 Bartlett Street.

COVID-19 tests are available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you have any questions about free, walk-in vaccines or if you just want to talk to SPH's 24-hour COVID Nurse, call (907) 235-0235. 
For more information go to

For other venues with free vaccines, check with your local health care provider or pharmacy.


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Kathleen Gustafson came to Homer in 1999 and has been involved with KBBI since 2003.