Tag: Anne Zink

Free COVID tests available at Sitka’s public health center

As omicron drives COVID rates up throughout the nation, Sitkans have more tools in their toolkit to combat the highly transmissible coronavirus variant. The Sitka Public Health Center is now providing at-home tests to the public, free of charge. And if you test positive, your quarantine won’t be as long, with new CDC guidance trimming the quarantine time to five days for COVID-positive patients with no symptoms. Read More

J&J vaccine to resume in Sitka and elsewhere as ‘benefits outweigh risks’

The US Centers for Disease Control on Friday (4-23-21) recommended the resumption of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. After an extensive review of the data following reports of a rare blood clotting condition, the agency advised "that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks." Sitka's Harry Race Pharmacy will have the J&J vaccine (which requires only a single dose) available at its next clinic 11 AM - 12 noon Wednesday, April 28, at the Sitka Firehall. Read More

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