South Peninsual Hospital

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.
 

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.
 

CDC

Homer Unified Command changed the way it is providing vaccines this month. They have stopped planning mass vaccination clinics and shifted their focus to the COVID Care Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street.
The Care Clinic has mostly Pfizer vaccine. Pfizer is the vaccine approved for ages 16 and older.

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

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and widely available right now. Here's a breakdown of where you can find which kind of vaccine, this week and next, in the Homer area.
 

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.

CDC

Homer Unified Command administered 200 doses of Pfizer vaccine at a clinic at Homer High School this past Saturday. There is still plenty of vaccine in town for anyone who wants it.

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 regular Thursday COVID Brief, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital, answer questions from the listeners about vaccines and upcoming clinics.

CDC

Cases of COVID-19 in Alaska are on the rise and likely to increase with spring break travelers returning home this week.


According to Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the State of Alaska is still experiencing widespread community transmission with many undetected cases and undetected outbreaks.  Alaska is at what DHSS classifies as a high rate of infection. 

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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