Valdez COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Page last updated 07.06.2021, 11:30 a.m.

To view the most up-to-date vaccine numbers for Valdez, please visit the DHSS Response Hub:https://alaska-coronavirus-vaccine-outreach-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com 

On the DHSS Response Hub website, click on "download summary table". Once the spreadsheet opens, select Tab 7 to see Valdez vaccine data. DHSS updates data on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, excluding holidays.

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COVID-19 Vaccine in Alaska

COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the FDA are highly effective for prevention of severe illness and hospitalization. 

Vaccine Brand Specific Information
Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna immunizations require two doses of vaccine given over a period of time. The Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine requires a single dose of vaccine. Current science shows immunity is not immediate following vaccination and may also require future booster immunizations.

The State of Alaska has ensured all Alaskans have access to the vaccine at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient.

Post Vaccination Guidance
Click the links below to view information for those who have received either first or second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • General Post Vaccination Information
  • V-Safe Program: V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through V-SAFE, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • VAERS Program: The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), is a national program managed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to monitor the safety of all vaccines licensed in the United States. VAERS collects and reviews reports of adverse events that occur after vaccination. An “adverse event” is any health problem or “side effect” that happens after a vaccination.

COVID-19 Vaccine in Valdez

All three brands of COVID-19 vaccine are available in Valdez. Everyone - Alaskans and visitors - are eligible!

Local Vaccine Distribution

As of May 2021, large first dose vaccination POD clinics at the Civic Center have concluded. 

Vaccination administration is now offered in a clinical setting by the following Valdez providers: 
DHSS Valdez Public Health Clinic, The Alfa Doc, Safeway Pharmacy, and thru some local employers. 

Appointments are required for COVID-19 vaccination to verify eligibility, ensure equity of distribution, and provide time for the standard 15 to 30 minute post vaccination observation period.

  • If you still need your vaccine, please contact one of the providers listed above to discuss your situation and arrange your appointment.

  • If you are a business or organization looking to schedule vaccination for your employees or clients/customers, please contact one of the providers listed above to discuss your situation.

Those being vaccinated will make an appointment for their second dose of vaccine, if applicable, during their first dose appointment. Both doses must be the same brand of vaccine. The state requests those receiving vaccination arrange their schedule to receive their first and second doses through the same provider location.

Logistical Support for Community Partners
The City of Valdez purchased specialized refrigeration units designed to support cold and/or frozen storage of the several different types of vaccine currently available or in development. The City also received COVID-19 vaccine storage depot designation from the State of Alaska in the event storage support is needed for community partners or nearby communities in the future.  

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

As you explore vaccine options for yourself and your family, we encourage you to seek out credible sources for science based information, such as CDC, DHSS, and your healthcare provider. 

Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/ and http://covidvax.alaska.gov for the latest updates and to view specifics on different types of vaccines.