In this Dec. 24 photo, Arsenio “Pastor” Credo receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine from nurse Courtney Taber at the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Ethel Lund Medical Center. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

In this Dec. 24 photo, Arsenio “Pastor” Credo receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine from nurse Courtney Taber at the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Ethel Lund Medical Center. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

City and Borough of Juneau seeks seniors for potential early vaccination

Leftover vaccine doses are expected.

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:53pm
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A small number of COVID-19 vaccine doses — anywhere from one to 12 doses — are anticipated to be left over this upcoming weekend, the City and Borough of Juneau announced.

The expected surplus is due to the logistics of vaccine distribution, the city said in a news release, and the doses must be used quickly.

Clinic organizers — Juneau Public Health Center, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and City and Borough of Juneau — are looking for people to sign up for these leftover doses. People must be currently eligible for a vaccine based on the State of Alaska eligibility system, not yet received a first vaccine dose, be available for a second dose 21 days later and be willing to wait in the parking lot of Centennial Hall for 30-60 minutes if called.

[Openings available for upcoming vaccination clinic]

Currently people 65 and older and health care workers are eligible to receive the vaccine.

People who fit these criteria can sign up online at: https://juneau.org/covid-19/last-minute-vaccine-interest-form .

Signing up to help with this process will not jeopardize people’s appointments for the Feb. 11-12 clinic if they are not selected, according to the city.

The city also announced it and and Juneau Public Health Center are coordinating with local organizations that serve homebound older adults to set up vaccine appointments. These organizations are Catholic Community Service Meals on Wheels, Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, COMPASS Homecare and Cornerstone Home Care.

Homebound people 65 and old who aren’t served by these organizations, should contact the Juneau Public Health Center at 465-3353 to schedule a vaccine appointment, according to the city.

The city also encouraged people who know homebound older adults to reach out to them to ensure they have a vaccine appointment.

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