In Alaska, COVID-19 case counts are rising again — and the pace of vaccination has plateaued – Anchorage Daily News

As COVID-19 case counts in Alaska start to climb up once again, health authorities say getting the state vaccinated is the finest method to tamp down spread– however the rate of vaccination is slowing. Johnston stated shes confident that cases wont climb the method they once did since of increasing vaccinations. That age group also has the greatest rate of COVID-19 cases, which worries her since that age group may continue spreading out the disease, she stated.

As COVID-19 case counts in Alaska start to climb up again, health authorities state getting the state vaccinated is the best method to tamp down spread– however the speed of vaccination is slowing. In Alaskas most populated city, Anchorage, COVID-19 cases gradually increased by about 75% in between the beginning and end of March, “which obviously I find really concerning,” Dr. Janet Johnston, an epidemiologist at the Anchorage Health Department, said in a Wednesday interview. Johnston stated shes enthusiastic that cases wont climb up the method they as soon as did since of increasing vaccinations. That age group also has the greatest rate of COVID-19 cases, which worries her because that age group might continue spreading out the health problem, she said. (Emily Mesner/ ADN) State authorities said in order to capture a group less likely to go online and make a vaccine consultations, theyre moving their strategy away from larger appointment-based centers to walk-in vaccine opportunities at more practical locations, like grocery stores or physicians workplaces.