Wrangell receives first batch of COVID vaccines


December 24, 2020

Photo courtesy of SEARHC

Buck Bania receiving his COVID-19 vaccination.

There were no sled dogs, and Nome is far away from Wrangell, but last week's delivery of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines was still very Alaskan. Wrangell received its first batch of vaccines for the virus Wednesday, Dec. 16. The medicine was flown in from Sitka on a float plane.

Steve Kamm, with Sea Wind Aviation, landed at the harbor a little after noon with two boxes of vaccines. They were delivered to SEARHC staff Aaron Angerman and Kathy Jo Blackburn.

Angerman did not say how many vaccines were delivered, exactly, but did say that vaccinations were scheduled to start immediately upon delivery...

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