LISTEN: Who’s next for COVID-19 vaccination in Alaska?

a person receives a vaccination
Anchorage School District registered nurse Jennifer Perkins (right) administers the Moderna Covid-19 vaccination to retired chemistry teacher David Boyd (left). Boyd was one of 771 people who received vaccines at the ASD Education Center on Jan. 7, 2021. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

COVID-19 vaccine shipments started flowing into the state in December. As more vaccines arrive, how will you know when you can get one?

There’s been a lot of confusion as the state works to ensure Alaskans get the shot. Once you’re vaccinated, when are you actually protected from the virus?

We’re seeking clarity on the COVID-19 vaccine process and timeline on Talk of Alaska. 

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska
  • Tessa Walker Linderman, Nurse Consultant with Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services
  • Dan Winkelman, President and CEO of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation
  • Teresa Holt, State Director of AARP Alaska

State vaccination scheduling website:


Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to (comments may be read on air).

Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.

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