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In a letter to the region, BBAHC urges residents to get vaccinated

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The medical chief of staff and the CEO of the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation say that individuals have a role in keeping their communities safe during the current outbreak of COVID-19 around the state.

Get vaccinated. That’s the message from the chief of staff and the CEO of the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, published Friday in a letter addressed to residents of Bristol Bay. 

 

In the letter, Medical Chief of Staff Dr. Terry O’Malia and CEO Robert Clark said the data on COVID-19 show a regional and statewide outbreak that could get worse before it gets better. And they said that individuals have a role in keeping their communities safe. 

O'Malia and Clark said all residents who are eligible to get a vaccine should do so, and they asked everyone to wear a mask in public and avoid large gatherings where people are not masked up. 

 

According to the state’s vaccine dashboard, 64% of Dillingham area residents ages 12 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 92% of people in the Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula boroughs in that age group have done so. 

 

Read the full letter here.

 

Contact the author at izzy@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200.

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Izzy Ross is the news director at KDLG, the NPR member station in Dillingham. She reports, edits, and hosts stories from around the Bristol Bay region, and collaborates with other radio stations across the state.
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