Line One: Dr. Zink provides updates on vaccination and hospital capacity

A boy in a mask gets a shot.
Ezekiel Rise gets a COVID-19 vaccine from Anchorage School District official Kale Recaido on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. (Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)

COVID-19 continues to surge throughout the state and hospitals are reporting bed and staff shortages as well as staff fatigue. Has it helped that health care workers have been sent to Alaska? The state and the hospitals are pivoting to crisis standards of care, but what does that really mean? Now that the COVID vaccine is approved for children ages 5 to 11, a lot of parents are having tough but good discussions with each other and their children, so what should you do? Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink answers your questions.

Listen here:

HOST: Dr. Justin Clark


  • Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska


Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (10–11 a.m.).

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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at 8 p.m. AKDT


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