ASD Welcomes DHSS Commissioner Adam Crum to Visit its COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
From left: Anchorage School Board President Elisa Vakalis and ASD Chief Operating Officer Thomas Roth meet with Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum to tour the District COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, Feb. 4.
The Anchorage School District was pleased to welcome Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum to visit its COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the ASD Education Center Thursday afternoon.
The clinic is operating as a State of Alaska COVID-19 immunization provider and administering vaccinations in accordance to the State eligibility tiers.
“The District is grateful for its partnership with the State that has allowed ASD to use its ability to scale up to help in the community efforts by vaccinating our grandparents, great aunts, uncles and elders,” said ASD Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop. “We know a strong community is one that cares for its elders and youth. We are honored to be a part of the State’s ongoing efforts and this moment in history.”
Commissioner Crum met with the District leadership team to see the District’s point of distribution (POD) concept in action. The POD layout allows the District to operationalize on a large scale to safely and efficiently vaccinate nearly 1,000 individuals a day. Since opening its first clinic in January, ASD has administered 6,213 doses to Alaskans age 65 and healthcare workers.
The clinic is now administering second doses of the Moderna vaccine to the 6,213 healthcare workers and seniors 65+ who received their first dose from ASD in January. These vaccinations are by appointment only.
An additional clinic is scheduled to begin Feb. 11 and will administer first doses of the Moderna vaccine to Alaskans age 65 and older on a walk-in basis.