Villages Who Have Received the Vaccine:
(LAST UPDATED 1/15/21)
|Date||Vaccine Clinic Site||# of Vaccinations|
|1/7/21||Chalkyitsik||Cancelled-Community Power Outage|
|19 unique rural sites|
|Totals||21 rural vaccination clinics||996|
LAST UPDATED: 01/15/21
At this time TCC has a very limited quantity of COVID-19 vaccines and will be prioritizing vaccinating individuals in accordance with federal guidelines. The Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center is not booking appointments for individuals requesting the vaccine. We will continue to keep our patients and tribes updated as information changes daily.
What You Need to Know
We are confident that vaccine is safe.
There is scientific evidence that it is effective.
The public will have to wait a little longer to get it.
Who will be getting the vaccine first?
Due to the currently supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., TCC will be following federal guidelines for distribution which includes healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. TCC’s initial distribution plan will prioritize healthcare workers and elders located in our interior villages. More information on when the vaccine will be available later.
When can I get the vaccine?
The vaccine will not be immediately available to the general public due to the limited availability. We currently do not have an estimate on when the vaccine will be widely available. TCC will continue to provide updates and information as information changes.
How safe are the vaccines?
No serious problems were identified in the trials. Many people will have a sore arm, headache, body ache, fatigue, chills or fever, especially following the second dose of the vaccine, but these are considered normal and a sign that you are developing immunity. Older people seem to have fewer symptoms after vaccination but still develop good immunity.
During the initial rollout of vaccines, a Juneau healthcare worker did have an adverse reaction to taking the vaccine with no prior known conditions. This case is
How effective is the vaccine?
Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were almost 95% effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in the recent studies that included over 75,000 people. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine require 2 doses to be effective; the second doses are 3 or 4 weeks after the first depending on which vaccine you receive.
Updated details about the vaccine can be found at: