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State may provide COVID vaccinations at 4 airports


KTOO and/Alaska Public Media via AP

The Alaska House approved legislation last Friday to extend the state's public health disaster emergency to Sept. 30, despite the governor's statements that he does not believe a declaration is needed. Speaker Louise Stutes, of Kodiak, presides over House floor sessions. Lawmakers are working this session behind protective plastic barriers between all their desks. (Andrew Kitchenman

JUNEAU (AP) - The state health department is floating the idea of providing COVID-19 vaccinations to travelers at Alaska's busiest airports with the summer tourism and fishing seasons looming.

The department released a request for information March 24, seeking to determine interest among potential contractors to provide a one-dose vaccine to interested travelers in a secure section of the airports in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks and Ketchikan.

The document said implementing strategies to reduce COVID-19 transmission through Alaska communities is critical with the travel activity expected be...

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