FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2022
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
2 COVID-19 Cases Identified on Wednesday
Nome, Alaska – Norton Sound Health Corporation identified two new COVID-19 cases in the region on Wednesday, May 4. Of the new cases, there was one in Brevig Mission and one in Nome.
There are currently seven active cases in the region: four in Brevig, two in Nome, and one in Unalakleet.
A second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine is available to people aged 50 and older, if desired. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a second booster shot for the 50-plus age range, as long as individuals received their first booster shot at least four months ago. Those most at risk for severe COVID-19 remain people aged 65 and older and people over 50 years, who have underlying medical conditions.
Vaccinations are available by walk-in or appointment at the NSHC Pharmacy 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Patients in regional villages may contact their local clinic to arrange a booster vaccination.