Mat-Su Borough Emergency Medical Services Chief Tracey Loscar provided an update to the Mat-Su Borough Assembly on Tuesday concerning the vaccinations of local first responders.
“To date we’ve vaccinated 130 responders all the way from Sutton up through Talkeetna so we’ve been able to get a pretty broad spread. The boosters actually start this week. For an overall state update the Alaska allotment is 114,800, 52,00 are the Moderna and 62,00 are the Pfizer. They are both mrna vaccines that require two doses,” said Loscar.
Loscar said that local EMS can order and administer their own vaccines and that the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has been incredibly supportive. Alaskans ages 65 and older became eligible on Wednesday to register on the state’s vaccine website for their own appointments starting on Monday. Loscar said that the Moderna vaccine is primarily being used in outlying areas because it is able to last longer outside of a refrigerated area.