LISTEN: Ahead of distribution, what should Alaskans know about Covid vaccines?

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A healthcare worker administering the 2020 flu vaccine to a patient. (Lauren Bishop/CDC)

Thousands of Alaskans will soon receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The virus has upended our lives, and vaccines are the first step toward returning to normal. But there are plenty of challenges ahead, and that includes convincing Alaskans to get vaccinated.

We speak with medical experts about what Alaskans should know about COVID-19 vaccines.

HOST: Annie Feidt


  • Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska
  • Dr. Robert Onders, Medical Director of Community and Health Systems Improvement, ANTHC
  • Tessa Walker Linderman, Nurse Consultant with Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services


Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to (comments may be read on air).

Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace.
Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon.
afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

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