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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 10:44 PM

Alaska 1st state to make COVID vaccine available to everyone over 16

Source: Axios

Alaska will allow anyone over the age of 16 to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Michael Dunleavy (R) announced Tuesday night, adding the measure is "effective immediately."

Why it matters: Alaska is the first state to allow people under 18 to get vaccinated and to remove eligibility requirements.




Read more: https://www.axios.com/alaska-first-covid-vaccine-age-16-2ae69ee1-b368-4658-8403-80dd2b2277a1.html

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Reply Alaska 1st state to make COVID vaccine available to everyone over 16 (Original post)
brooklynite Mar 2021 OP
soothsayer Mar 2021 #1
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #2
Arthur_Frain Mar 2021 #4
winstars Mar 2021 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #8
brooklynite Mar 2021 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #12
dsc Mar 2021 #11
Deuxcents Mar 2021 #3
Killer of Radio Star Mar 2021 #6
twodogsbarking Mar 2021 #7
FlyingPiggy Mar 2021 #9

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 11:04 PM

1. Wow

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 11:44 PM

2. So does that mean that they've been sent enough doses for

everyone in Alaska over the age of 16? I don't understand why one state would be getting that many vaccines in proportion to their population. Hardly seems fair.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 12:50 AM

4. Another place the numbers game works for us.

Maybe half a million people total in the really urbanized/accessible areas, half that number living more off the grid so they have a bit mor difficulty getting to a vaccine site.

How difficult should it be to get 500,000 doses?

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 02:42 AM

5. Pretty sure there are only 730,000 or so people in Alaska.

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Response to winstars (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 12:53 PM

8. So does every state get the same number of doses?

If so, it will take the most populous states years to get enough doses.

I know, we've been assured enough by the end of April for everyone, but this is ridiculous.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:12 PM

10. The bigger issue appears to be the number resisting getting vaxxed.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:44 PM

12. Are people resisting in unusually large numbers in Alaska?

While I'm well aware that many people have declared they won't get the vaccine, there are still many millions, of which I'm one, who absolutely want it. My state, New Mexico, is supposedly doing a great job of rolling it out. But I keep on knowing far too many people younger than my 72 who are getting it, and I can't figure out why.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:21 PM

11. It is a function of both doses sent and people who want doses

If many are opting out, then the doses you have go further. I can see where Alaska might have an artificially low rate of vaccination. Whiter, more male, more rural population.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 11:49 PM

3. That's how to do it

Stop this political state by state stuff.. each state has their own requirements. Get it available to anyone n everyone who wants it. My governor is having us jump thru hoops n causing distress.. sign a consent form n get a shot. Should be that easy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 05:04 AM

6. Because of the Following, I Try My Best Not to Think About Alaska

 

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Response to Killer of Radio Star (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 08:08 AM

7. That's Tina Fey

and Shaq.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 06:06 PM

9. wow. I didn't think the trials for the adolescent population was done or even approved. I thought it

was not going to be approved until end of summer.

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