FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2022
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
4 COVID-19 Cases Identified on Wednesday
Nome, Alaska – Norton Sound Health Corporation identified four new COVID-19 cases in Nome on Wednesday, May 18. There are currently eight active cases in the region, all of which are in Nome.
NSHC has changed its daily COVID-19 press release updates to a twice-weekly model. Press releases regarding COVID-19 case counts and guidance in the region will be shared Monday and Thursday each week. More frequent press releases will resume if there is an uptick in cases identified or important information to share with the region. Daily case counts will continue to be shared with tribal leaders and media contacts. To join the NSHC Public Relations daily mailing list, email .
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.