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Vaccine Eligibility

Updated February 24, 2021

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Follow the links below to see limitations that may apply. Alaskans currently eligible to receive the COVID vaccine include:

Note: Vaccine managed by the Alaska Tribal Health System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense may have different eligibility criteria.

Who is eligible now?

Alaska uses a phased approach to make the vaccine available. Vaccine supply is very limited at first, and it will gradually be available to more Alaskans over time.

  • People 65 years and above
    People who assist someone 65 years of age or older in getting a vaccination are eligible to be vaccinated at the same time. Both the senior and the person providing assistance will need to schedule an appointment at the same location and time. The person assisting does not need to meet other eligibility requirements to receive the vaccine.
  • People 50 years and above who have any of the following high-risk medical conditions known to be risk factors for severe COVID-19 associated illness:

Who is eligible soon?

Not yet open (Phase 1b Tier 3). Timeline to be determined.

  • People 55 years and above
  • People 40 years and above who have a high-risk medical condition
  • People 16-49 who are frontline essential workers with a high-risk medical condition
  • People 16 years and above who live in a multigenerational household with 3 or more generations, or “skipped” generations (e.g., a grandchild living with an elder).
  • People 16 and above who live in communities where at least 45% homes have not been served either via pipe, septic tank and well, or covered haul system.

Not yet open (Phase 1c). Timeline to be determined.

Who will be eligible later?

Learn more

We’re working to provide additional information, as it becomes available. Vaccine supply is very limited at first, and it will gradually be available to more Alaskans over time. Alaska uses a phased approach to make the vaccine available. The State of Alaska COVID-19 Vaccination Plan: Allocation Guidelines (PDF) explain the process.

Provide input

More information about the meeting, and how to provide comment, is available at the Alaska Vaccine Allocation Advisory Committee webpage.

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