Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

a person wearing a face shield and mask administers a shot to someone wearing scrubs and a mask
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) employee health nurse Emily Schubert (right) administers the COVID-19 vaccine to David Kwiatkowski, CRNA, (left) the morning of Dec. 15, 2020. Kwiatkowski is the third person in Alaska to receive the vaccine, according to ANTHC. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Healthcare workers receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine in Alaska, kicking off a statewide campaign. And, a church in Sitka marks the national death toll of COVID-19. Plus, a post office closure in Russian Mission delays everything from checks to baby formula.

Reports tonight from:

  • Lex Treinen and Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Jeremy Hsieh and Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
  • Wesley Early in Kotzebue
  • Erin McKinstry in Sitka

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