Nurse Lorne Carroll

CDC

As of Monday, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data show that 53% of Alaskans ages 12 and older have their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and about 47% of eligible Alaskans are fully vaccinated. 
 

CDC

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.

AK DHSS

Homer Unified Command delivered their regular report to Homer City Council on Monday night. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson has this recap.

CDC / CDC

According to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data, there have been almost 67,000 cases of COVID-19 in the State. That includes a gain of 50 cases on Monday. Nurse Lorne Carrol says that is a downward trend on the epi curve.

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.

CDC

Homer"s Unified Command highlighted The State of Alaska's Sleeves Up program in their report to Homer City Council on Monday night.

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.
 

SPH

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed a proclamation ending the State's Emergency Declaration last week and Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum signed a Public Health Order, directing DHSS to continue taking all necessary actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic including leading Alaska’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

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. 

KBBI

At Monday night's Homer City Council meeting, Unified Command made their report to Council amid an uptick in cases statewide and in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

For the latest vaccine and testing information, go to South Peninsula Hospital's website.


Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital told council that SPH has administered 819 COVID-19 tests in the last two weeks, and 14 of them came back positive. 

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.
 

COVID Riff - Episode 6: Staying healthy for the long haul

Apr 5, 2021

Dr. Rob Downey is hosting a series of six, half-hour conversations  with Nurse Lorne Carroll.

They talk about COVID-19 from a public health perspective every Sunday through April 4th on COVID Riff.

Click on the audio below to hear Episode 6 and learn about the long term effects of COVID and how to keep healthy in the months to come.
 

  

COVID Riff - Episode 5: You can't supplement your way out of an unhealthy lifestyle

Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Rob Downey is hosting a series of six, half-hour conversations  with Nurse Lorne Carroll.

They talk about COVID-19 from a public health perspective every Sunday at 3 p.m. through April 4th on COVID Riff.

Click on the audio below to hear Episode 5 and learn about food and immunity.
 

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.

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