• Tom Drake

Alaska's new tourist slogan. This Jab's On Us!

Alaska will offer free vaccinations to tourists beginning June 1.

If you have been thinking about a trip to Alaska and have not received your vaccination, June would be an excellent time to visit. Beginning June 1 at the Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Ketchikan airport, you can receive a free vaccination upon arrival.

Governor Mike Dunleavy told the Anchorage Daily News, "The idea is that we have access to vaccines, so why not use them? So this is what we're saying to our tourists: If you come to Alaska — and this will start on June 1 — if you come to Alaska, you get a free vaccination." Heidi Hedberg, director of the Alaska Division of Public Health, explained that "The vaccination clinics are going to be outside of security. And this is the beauty: So for Alaskans that are coming to welcome their family members that live out of state, they can get vaccinated at the airport," she said. Alaska, which is desperately trying to save its summer tourist season, has joined with the State of Florida in a lawsuit filed against the CDC to force the agency to lift the Conditional Sail Order stopping cruises in the United States.

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