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Protect Our Community. Choose Vaccination.

To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination or booster

In Villages, call your local clinic or 907-543-6420

In Bethel, call 907-543-6949. Or visit the Wellness Clinic on the second floor of the hospital.
(Pfizer boosters offered Mon., Wed. and Fri. Moderna available Tues. and Thurs.)

YKHC recommends staying up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines
to ensure you have the greatest protection.

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.

  • Children 6 months through 4 years are eligible to receive their primary series of COVID-19 vaccinations.

  • Everyone ages 5 years and older should receive their primary series of COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as the updated bivalent booster, as long as it has been at least two months since their last COVID vaccine dose of either primary series or original (monovalent) booster. Even people who have received an earlier (monovalent) booster should receive the bivalent booster.

  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines. See CDC guidance for immunocompromised individuals.

For more information, speak with your healthcare provider or visit the CDC website.

Booster Facts

  • Boosters offer an added layer of protection against the virus. While COVID-19 vaccines continue to be vital in combating the virus, data shows that their effectiveness lessens over time, especially in individuals ages 65 and older.
  • Updated (bivalent) boosters are called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.
  • Earlier boosters are called “monovalent” because they were designed to protect against the original virus that causes COVID-19. They also provide some protection against Omicron, but not as much as the updated (bivalent) boosters.
  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.
  • If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.
  •  Learn more at cdc.gov.

Vaccine Facts

  • The vaccine is safe and effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying due to COVID-19.
  • Science shows that unvaccinated people are most likely to get seriously ill and to spread the disease around their community. Getting your vaccine not only keeps you safe, but your elders, loved ones and community.
  • Side effects from the vaccine are almost always mild and usually disappear within 48 hours.
  • YKHC has administered tens of thousands of shots. Worldwide, there have been very few allergic reactions (or adverse effects) to the vaccine.
  • The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are authorized by the FDA.
  • The vaccine offers reliable long-term protection. Even if you have had COVID-19, you should still get vaccinated to protect you from getting infected again.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are being administered under the most intensive vaccine safety monitoring effort in US history.
  • Learn more at cdc.gov.

What to expect?

  • Before: If possible, please bring your vaccination card to the appointment. Once you arrive, you will be asked to verify some information about yourself and then receive the shot.
  • Wait:After you get your shot, you’ll be asked to wait at the clinic to watch for any highly uncommon adverse reactions.
  • At home:You might feel sore at the injection site. Other side effects from the vaccines can be fever and fatigue, which can be treated with ibuprofen or Tylenol. Don’t worry, it is not possible to get COVID-19 from your shot! You should feel back to normal after about 48 hours.
  • We’re here for you:If at any point you have questions or concerns, we’re just a call away. Call the COVID-19 hotline at 907-543-6949.

Vaccine News

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Update 12/15/20

12/15 Vaccine Info Session A recording of the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session with YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges. Recorded 12/15/20. https://ykhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/121520-covid19-vaccine-info-session.mp4

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