FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
10 COVID-19 Cases Identified in Region
Nome, Alaska – On Oct. 19 Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 10 COVID-19 cases in the region. Of the new cases, five are in Nome and five are in Brevig Mission. Each individual was a close contact to a previously identified case. They have all been notified and are safely isolating.
As of Oct. 17, 66% of the region is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 69% of the total population in the region has had at least one dose.
It is more important now than ever to get vaccinated against the flu. The flu vaccine can be co-administered with any COVID-19 vaccine. Receiving the annual flu shot will protect you and others in your community from getting sick, and it will help prevent additional strain on Alaska’s health care system.
Flu vaccines are available at the Pharmacy in Nome and in the region’s clinics.
In Nome, COVID-19 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 www.picktime.com/NSHC.
• Nome Airport: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are offered to all incoming passengers 12 years and older.
In the village, please call your local clinic to be added to a waitlist or to schedule an appointment.
There are currently 114 active cases in the region: 64 are in Nome, 37 in Brevig, four in Unalakleet, four in Elim, two in Shaktoolik, one in Koyuk, one in Stebbins, and one in Shishmaref. Village leadership in all communities have been notified.