YKHC preparing for and expanding COVID-19 vaccinations in YK Delta

Effective Monday, January 11, YKHC is again able to expand who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in the YK Delta.

In Bethel, all persons age 50 and older, regardless of health conditions, and all residents of congregate shelters will be eligible for vaccination. Congregate shelters include TWC, Winter House, YKCC, Tundra Center, and substance misuse treatment centers.

In villages, all individuals age 16 and older will be eligible for vaccination.

To request a vaccination appointment, regardless of whether you live in Bethel or a village, please submit a vaccine application at: https://tinyurl.com/y7reeyst. If you know someone who does not have access to the internet to submit an online vaccine application, please contact your local village clinic for assistance or your local tribal office for a phone number to contact YKHC for assistance. If you are an individual in Bethel that needs assistance with the online form, please call the COVID-19 hotline at 543-6949. The hotline is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voicemails will be returned within 3 business days.

Please keep in mind, completion of this form does not automatically schedule an appointment. It is possible an appointment may not be scheduled for a few weeks, as YKHC schedules appointments based on state and federal guidelines and vaccine availability.

As YKHC awaits additional information from state and federal partners about our January vaccine allocation, we continue to prepare for expanded COVID-19 by identifying individuals in the region who would like to be vaccinated when they become eligible and enough vaccine is available. All YK Delta residents (age 16 and older), regardless of whether you live in Bethel, a village, and whether you are currently eligible for vaccination, are encouraged to submit a COVID-19 vaccine application at: https://tinyurl.com/y7reeyst.

As a reminder, due to global demand, complex storage and distribution logistics, and early supply constraints as vaccine production ramps up, the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed in four phases (phase 1A, 1B, 1C, and 2). The current phase is dependent on guidance provided by state and federal agencies, as well as how much vaccine YKHC receives from these partners. YKHC continues vaccinating phases 1A and 1B, in addition to the newly expanded categories.

Learn more at: https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/vaccine/

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