December 21, 2020
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska Regional Hospital and Providence Alaska Medical Center on Wednesday rounded out the list of Anchorage’s major providers administering doses of the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine to some of its frontline health care workers.
For Alaska Regional, it was after extensive planning and much consideration that the decision was made to take a day after receiving its shipments of the vaccine for planning. This, the hospital said, was in order to make sure all logistics were in place before providing immunizations to staff.
“Today went very well,” said Alaska Regional Hospital Emergency Management Specialist Sean Murphy. “Surprisingly well. There were so many variables: We needed to get the space together, we needed to get the vaccine together, we needed to get the staff to administer it, and we needed to convince a very large computer system platform to work for us. But, it all worked out okay.”