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By Becky Bohrer
The Associated Press 

Alaska shares vaccine doses with residents of Stewart, BC

 

April 29, 2021

AP Photo/Becky Bohrer

Alaska's chief medical officer, Dr. Anne Zink, flips through paperwork after a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Hyder on April 22, during which 19 Canadians crossed the border to get a shot in Alaska. State health officials said Alaska has an ample supply of vaccine and Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he wanted to offer vaccinations not only to residents of Hyder but also to Canadians across the border in Stewart, British Columbia.

HYDER - Gov. Mike Dunleavy has offered COVID-19 vaccines to residents of the small British Columbia town of Stewart, with hopes it could lead the Canadian government to ease border restrictions between Stewart and the tiny Alaska town of Hyder a couple miles away.

"We couldn't ask for better neighbors than the Canadians. But ... their (virus) mitigating approaches have affected us greatly by slowing down traffic, limiting traffic," Dunleavy told The Associated Press as he ended a long day of travel across Southeast late last week.

Hyder and Stewart are closely linked. Hyder residents get ga...



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