Vaccine rollout continues in Alaska with coordination between state and tribes | Alaska Insight

As more Alaskans get vaccinated against COVID-19, health care officials are working hard to make the process easy, accessible and trustworthy.

In this episode of Alaska Insight, Lori Townsend talks with Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and Yukon-Kuskowkwim Health Corporation CEO and President Dan Winkelman about vaccine rollout in urban and rural areas and how it’s going.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. 

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