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.
Following rising case counts across Alaska, Sitka’s Unified Command is encouraging residents to take advantage of free airport testing when traveling in-state. Almost every region in Alaska is operating on a high alert level, but case counts in Sitka remain low.