FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nome, Alaska – On May 26, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified a positive COVID-19 case in a resident of the region. The patient is safely isolating, and the origin of the virus is currently being investigated.
With the addition of this case, there are now two active cases in the region. Currently, 59% of the total population in the entire region has been vaccinated with at least the first dose, leaving the region 11% away from meeting the herd immunity goal. Once the goal of 70% vaccinated is reached in each community, the region will be able to enjoy returning to normal.
NSHC is now offering official COVID-19 Vaccine Record Cards, which can be used to prove full vaccination. These cards will be particularly useful to have on hand while traveling. Upon request, cards will be printed and mailed after patients are fully vaccinated based on the requirements for each vaccine. Please plan 2-3 weeks for your card to arrive by U.S. Mail. To request a card for yourself or a family member, please fill out a Request Form for each individual: http://bit.ly/NSHCVacCard
Everyone in the region who is 12 years and older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. In a village, residents may contact their local clinic to arrange a vaccination. In Nome, vaccinations are available at the following places and times:
- Nome NSHC Pharmacy: walk in Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Appointments are available Monday-Saturday at picktime.com/NSHC.
- Nome airport: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are offered to all incoming passengers 12 years and older.
- Nome post office: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available Monday-Friday 12-5 p.m.