Covid Brief

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This morning on The COVID-19 Brief:
Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital has the details on vaccinations administered every Thursday in June from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit.

Ferraro and Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services give an overview of State and local positivity rates for COVID and answer questions from the listeners. 
 

 Learn more about COVID-19 tests and vaccines on the SPH website.

Covid-19 hospitalizations trending younger

May 28, 2021
State of Alaska

Host Kathleen Gustafson had a special surprise guest on Thursday morning’s Covid Brief. Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink phoned in from the Sterling Highway, as she was being driven from Kenai to Homer for events later in the day.
    Zink noted that Alaska has lowered its Covid-19 alert status to ‘orange,’ which is as low as it's been in a year. A lot of that could be credited to the aggressive rollout of vaccines, which have proven incredibly effective.

CDC

This morning on the regular Thursday COVID Brief, Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska joins the panel to answer listener questions. 
You'll also hear from Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital and Jenny Carroll, Information Officer for the City of Homer.

City of Homer

The Homer City Council has a regular meeting scheduled for tonight, as well as a committee of the whole meeting, but city hall is still lacking some crucial equipment to allow councilmembers to meet in person. The city’s Jenny Carroll explained it on Thursday’s Covid Brief.
    “We are just like  many supply chains around the  country are experiencing this  anywhere from police vehicles all the way down,” she said. “It's a long wait for materials these days. And I'm really sorry that the timing has worked out that way, but that's what we are up against at this point.”

KBBI

There was big news on Thursday morning’s Covid Brief with Kathleen Gustafson. The Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 was given FDA approval on Wednesday for use in people as young as 12. Homer Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll explained.

AK DHSS

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital has the local information on vaccines and COVID tests available at the COVID Care Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street.

City of Homer

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital has the local information on vaccines and COVID tests available at the COVID Care Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street.


 Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services gives an overview of State and local positivity rates for COVID and answers questions from the listeners and debunks misinformation about masks and their effectiveness.
And, Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer talks about travel guidelines for travelers to and from Alaska.
 

CDC

This morning on the regular, Thursday Covid Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital talks about an upcoming vaccine clinic at Homer Harbor and how to get a free COVID-19 vaccine 7 days a week at the COVID Care Center at 4201 Bartlett Street in Homer.

Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Homer Public Health Center answers questions from the listeners about contract tracing, and vaccine effectiveness for pregnant women.
 

And, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff talks about a new group of cases in the schools. 

CDC

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital has the local information on Pfizer vaccine and COVID tests available at the COVID Care Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street.

 Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services gives an overview of State and local positivity rates for COVID, vaccination rates and what possible reactions you might experience after your vaccination.

And, Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer talks about expanded access to Homer City Hall and the Homer Public Library.
 

CDC

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.

CDC

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer answer questions from the listeners about case counts and local trends and about available appointments for the April 17 vaccine clinic Homer High School.

CDC

This morning on the regular, Thursday Covid Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital talks about how to get a vaccine today and how to make an appointment for upcoming clinics for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Pat Race/State of Alaska

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Rachel Tussey from the City of Homer answer questions from the listeners about confidentiality, vaccine reactions and about this Saturday's vaccine clinic at Homer High School.

To make an appointment for a first dose of Pfizer vaccine on Saturday, March 27, go to sphosp.org.

CDC

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital, Jenny Carroll - Information Officer for the City of Homer and Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services answer questions from the listeners about vaccine availability, about the Pfizer vaccine for teenagers and about the safety of the vaccine for pregnant women and people who are trying to become pregnant.
 

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