COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations available this Saturday, April 17 by appointment or walk-in

Apr 13, 2021

Homer’s COVID Unified Command made their regular report to Homer City Council Monday night.  Mary Darbonne, Public Health Nurse at the Homer Public Health Center and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, cited current, State figures on number of vaccines distributed from Ninilchik South and across the bay.


Nurse Darbonne says the total vaccinations, administered so far is, 9,381, and the total number of people fully vaccinated is 4,442. That's 30% of the total population of the Southern Peninsula vaccinated, so far.


Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital reported no hospitalizations at SPH in the last month. With regard to COVID testing, SPH did 714 tests in the last two weeks. Six were positive for a 1% positivity rate from SPH testing. There have been 11 COVID cases identified in the last two weeks on the entire Kenai Peninsula.
 This Saturday at Homer High School, anyone 18 and over who lives of works in Alaska can get a Jansen single dose vaccine. Make an appointment at sphosp.org, or call 235-0235 if you need assistance making an appointment, if you want to come in for a COVID Test, or just want to speak to a COVID nurse.
 This Saturday, there will be a walk-in vaccination clinic at Homer High School for the Pfizer vaccine.No appointment necessary, just come to Homer High School on Saturday between 9 and 11 a.m. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 16 and older. Safeway and Ulmer’s also have appointments available for vaccine right now.Contact them directly for types of vaccine and appointments available.
 Next week, Ferraro told the council, Unified Command is set to begin daily, walk-in vaccines at the SPH Vaccine and Test Site at 4201 Bartlett Street.The plan, she said, is to end the mass clinics this month. 
 You can ask questions of the Unified Command Team this Thursday on KBBI’s Regular Thursday COVID Brief. You can email questions ahead of time to kathleen@kbbi.org.