Cases are rising again, but Alaska’s rate of vaccination is slowing

  • Source: KTOO Radio
  • Published: 04/09/2021 12:00 AM

Anchorage COVID-19 vaccinations are starting to plateau, while cases are rising. And that has the Anchorage’s epidemiologist, Dr. Janet Johnston, worried. “When I looked at the numbers, at the end of last week, our cases had gone up 20%. And our vaccines had only gone up about 6%,” said Johnston, with the Anchorage Health Department. “So the whole idea of cases outpacing vaccine is extremely concerning.” Statewide, the number of vaccine doses administered each day is also slowing after an initial blitz of shots. For months, Alaska ranked among the nation’s top states for the share of its population given at least one shot of the vaccine. But now it’s fallen to 10th place, according to national rankings published by The New York Times.


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