FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2022
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
11 COVID-19 Cases Identified on Thursday
Nome, Alaska –Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 11 new COVID-19 cases in the region on Thursday, Feb. 24. Of the new cases, there were three in both Koyuk and Savoonga, two in both Gambell and Nome, and one in Shishmaref.
Between Dec. 1, 2021, and Feb. 24, 2022, NSHC has reported 2,970 cases of COVID-19. This count represents all COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the highly contagious Omicron variant outbreak.
NSHC recommends getting a booster COVID-19 vaccination for those who are eligible. Everyone 12 years and older who received a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago or the Moderna vaccine at least six months ago should receive a booster dose. Everyone who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago should receive a booster dose, preferably of an mRNA vaccine.
Vaccinations are available by walk-in appointment at the NSHC Pharmacy 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Patients in regional villages may contact their local clinic to arrange a booster vaccination.
There are currently 96 active cases in the region: 20 in Nome, 16 in Savoonga, 13 in Koyuk, 10 in Shaktoolik, nine in both Brevig and Stebbins, six in both Gambell and Unalakleet, two in both Golovin and Teller, and one in each Diomede St. Michael, Shishmaref.
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