Over 1200 Sitkans have received the coronavirus vaccine since it arrived in the middle of the night three weeks ago. Local officials stress that vaccines will be available to anyone who wants them at some point, but for now, supplies remain limited. Navigating who does qualify for the vaccine and where to sign up has been a source of confusion for many Sitkans.
Sitka's local pharmacy is playing a large role in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Trish and Dirk White of Harry Race and White's Pharmacy, and their vaccine coordinator pharmacists Katelyn Ylitalo , discuss the exciting research behind both new vaccines, potential drug conflicts, vaccine efficacy, and when we're likely to see widespread public vaccinations.