Virus vaccine doses could be distributed in Alaska in weeks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine could arrive in Alaska within a few weeks, state health officials said.

Early batches of vaccine will be prioritized for essential workers in health care, assisted living and emergency medical settings, The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday.

Vaccines initially will be issued in limited quantities and likely will not be available to the general public until March or April.

The state continues to work on plans to distribute supplies after the vaccines become broadly available.

The mid-December timeline for arrival in Alaska was...


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