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Sun Mar 28, 2021, 11:10 PM

Here's how a mother-daughter team helped vaccinate 98% of Mekoryuk's population

Of all the communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta with public vaccination data, Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island has vaccinated the highest number of eligible people against COVID-19. 98% of residents age 16 and older have gotten their shots. A mother-daughter team helped their community reach that goal.

Linda and Shara Davis are Mekoryuk’s two health aides. Linda started working as a health aide for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Mekoryuk 13 years ago. Shara, her daughter, began working in the same position soon after.

“We understand each other,” Linda said. “Not only a good co-worker, but a friend, and my daughter.”

“I like working with my mom,” Shara said. “We support each other a lot, and we’re always there helping each other.”

Read more: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2021/03/26/heres-how-a-mother-daughter-team-helped-vaccinate-98-of-mekoryuks-population/

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