According to preliminary plans, vaccination points will be installed at Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan airports.
Alaska provide Vaccine against Covid-19 for touristsArrive at their airport in the summer. This was announced by Republican Governor Mike Dunleavy at a press conference and on his Twitter account.
“Today, I announced that any visitor to Alaska this summer will be able to get Free Covid vaccine On Friday, April 16, he wrote.
When this happens Alaska It is one of the countries with the highest vaccination rates in the United States. As of early April, nearly one-third of Alaskans (253,240 people) have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and more than one-fifth (177,827 people) have been vaccinated.
This Vaccination rate Among residents 65 years and older, this proportion is even higher because 70% of people have been fully vaccinated.
The head of the Alaska Department of Public Health added that as of The possibility of vaccination for tourists on June 1, Because the state has a large stock of vaccines.
According to the preliminary plan, the vaccination point will be installed in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan Airports And they will be outside the safe zone so that Alaskan neighbors who are receiving family members or visitors can also be vaccinated.
The authorities have not specified whether to provide Moderna and Pfizer vaccines Only to National tourist Or whether it can also be used for International once
They have not been notified whether they must make other requirements or whether they need to register in advance.What they said is National tourist Can receive Second dose of vaccine In their hometown, either stay or return to Alaska to receive it.
They will begin measuring interest in vaccines at the Anchorage Airport in the last five days of April, when they will manage vaccines for residents who arrive, leave, or pass through the facility.
The tourist vaccination program is part of the national plan, which aims to Rejuvenating tourism in Alaska. The state’s economic losses due to the cancellation of sailing amounted to 3 billion U.S. dollars.
Mike Dunleavy said there is a plan Billionaire marketing They will place targeted advertisements on national TV shows and other media throughout the spring and summer to encourage Americans to visit Alaska as a safe destination.
plan of AlaskaU.S. citizens demanded that the remaining dose of Alaska be vaccinated to states that still need more vaccines. Residents in the area over 16 years old can get the vaccine for one month. This has caused controversy in the United States.