The City and Borough of Juneau and Bartlett Regional Hospital, working with the Juneau Public Health Center, will hold a free vaccine clinic at Centennial Hall for older adults next week, with registration beginning at noon on Monday, Jan. 11.
Vaccinations for people 65 and older are by appointment only, the city said in a news release. Appointments can be made starting Monday, Jan. 11, at noon at juneau.org/vaccine.”
Online registration is preferred, according to the city, but those who can’t use the internet can call 907-586-6000 after noon on Monday to schedule an appointment. Roughly 1,100 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be distributed, according to the city.
Appointments are expected to take roughly 25 minutes, including delivering the dose, watching for adverse effects and making an appointment for the second dose will be made, according to the city. The necessary second round of vaccinations will be administered on Feb 5-7.
High demand for vaccines is expected, according to the city. If someone older than 65 is not able to get the vaccine at this clinic, there will be additional clinics as more doses of the vaccine arrive. The clinic next week won’t be able to accommodate seniors who are homebound, according to the city, but that capability will be available in the future.
Everyone at the appointments is required to have an ID and wear a mask. Those checking in are asked not show up more than 5 minutes before their appointment.
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