Alaska Becomes First State To Open Up Vaccines To All

Anyone 16 or older who lives or works in the state is eligible.
Posted at 5:47 AM, Mar 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-10 07:47:02-05

Alaska is the first state to drop vaccine eligibility requirements — meaning anyone 16 or older can get the shot. 

Gov. Mike Dunleavy tested positive for the virus last month and encouraged people to get vaccinated.

"I'll be signing up for a vaccination," the governor said. "I hope as many of you as possible and for those that don't, can't or don't want to, again, I respect that, and I think we'll get enough Alaskans that want to be part of this process that we're going to put this behind us as quickly as possible."

Dunleavy said the announcement is a game changer because Alaska hopes to rebuild its economy over the summer.

Anyone who lives or works in the state can get the vaccine. 

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