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Healthcare workers are coming to Alaska to provide support during pandemic

Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 4:14 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Citing continually rising COVID-19 cases and the influx of patients to the state’s hospitals, Governor Dunleavy reached out to Alaskans Wednesday, urging them to work together and do their part.

The governor announced hundreds of medical personnel will be coming to Alaska to assist healthcare facilities. 300 registered nurses and over 100 assistants and care technicians are due in the state soon.

Dunleavy also added that despite the delta variant ravaging the country, vaccines continue to be our best defense against the virus.

“The vaccinations aren’t 100% foolproof, we know that now,” Dunleavy said. “We’ll have folks that have been vaccinated, some folks have had COVID, and they’re still having breakthrough cases. But the vaccinations remain the most important tool that we have. Vaccinations are available, we have ample supply, anyone can get a vaccination that chooses to do so, and we encourage folks to work at actually getting a vaccination.”

The full press conference can be found on Governor Dunleavy’s Facebook page, and the press release about healthcare workers coming to Alaska can be found here.

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