FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
Regional COVID-19 Case Count Reaches 72
Nome, Alaska – Norton Sound Health Corporation identified six new COVID-19 cases on Monday, September 27. Of the new cases, three are in Nome, two are in Brevig, and one is in Koyuk. All patients are safely isolating, and close contacts have been notified.
Of the 72 active COVID-19 cases in the region; 31 are in Koyuk, 24 are in Nome, 11 are in Shaktoolik, three are in St. Michael, two are in Brevig, and one is in Unalakleet.
With the reopening of schools, decreased pandemic precautions, and surging delta variant infections, it is important to protect yourself from the flu during the pandemic. Catching the flu could lower a person’s immune system defenses and make them more vulnerable to other illnesses, such as COVID-19.
Protect yourself and those around you by getting the flu vaccine. The flu vaccines will soon be available at the Pharmacy in Nome and in the region’s clinics, and it is safe and effective.
Per CDC guidelines, the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.
In Nome, COVID-19 vaccinations are available at the following places and times:
• Wellness Bus at Day Shelter Entrance: vaccines are available every Tuesday from 9:30 – 10 a.m.
• 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 www.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 every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
• Wellness Bus at AC: vaccines are available every Wednesday from 8:30 – 11 a.m.
In the village, please call your local clinic to be added to a waitlist or to schedule an appointment.