Health experts urge awareness even as cases trickle downward in the state.
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In Alaska, that means 40,000 young people could get their vaccines starting this week.
“We are looking at new different ways to get information and vaccinations out to people,” said Dr. Mark Simon, an emergency physician at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
The Fairbanks borough is second to last in the state when it comes to vaccination rates.
The cruise industry shutdown, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, represented a $3 billion loss to Alaska in 2020.
The bill states that “unless authorized by federal law,” an employer may not require an employee or job applicant to undergo or show proof of a Covid vaccine “as a condition of employment.”
The decision came from AIH's parent company, Bering Straits Native Corporation, in part because of the toll Covid is taking on Native communities.
School principals are the most-vaccinated, the survey finds.
The state of Alaska is anticipated to receive more than $1 billion.
Prioritizing high risk groups for vaccines has contributed to the decline in deaths.