vaccines

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Alaska has seen a spike of reported cases of flu since the beginning of September, reports the State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

AVAP is designed to update the state's immunization program and provide easier access to those in small and rural communities.  

Department of Health and Social Services

The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released a new bulletin this week in regards to the new vaccine assessment law.  This law was passed in the hopes of increasing access to vaccines while cutting costs. 

In 2012, SB 310 was signed into law as a three year place holder to enable state-supplied vaccine distribution.  This bill was necessary to ensure vaccines would be available while a long-term financing solution is created. 

Department of Health and Social Services

August is National immunization Awareness Month.  State public health centers, the Municipality of Anchorage and Maniilaq Association will waive all immunization administration fees for state-provided vaccines during the month.

National Immunization Awareness Month is an attempt to focus on the value of immunization during a life time while celebrating the achievements of immunization programs. 

Acting Chief of the Section of Public of Health Nursing for the State of Alaska Linda Worman says there are several groups of people that qualify for the waivers.