Empowered Decisions

We know there are concerns in the Black community surrounding COVID-19 and vaccinations.

 

The Alaska Black Caucus wants you to feel empowered and informed to make this important decision. We are here to help.

 

To beat COVID-19, we must seek resources that are rooted in science, not fear.

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of Black Americans know someone who was hospitalized or died from COVID-19.

Fighting Together with Facts

African Americans have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Federal data shows that African Americans and Latinx in the U.S. have been three times more likely to contract COVID-19 than white residents.

 

Source: NAACP COVID KNOW MORE, 1.3.21

In Anchorage between March 2020 to November 2021, Black people testing positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized 73% more than the general population.

 

Source: State of Alaska COVID-19 Dashboard, 12.6.21

As of December 6, 2021, 47.9% of Black people age 5 and older in Anchorage have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination, compared to 67% of the general population.

 

Source: State of Alaska COVID-19 Dashboard, 12.6.21

According to federal data, Black Americans are nearly twice as likely to die from COVID-19 compared to white residents. 

 

Source: CDC Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Race/Ethnicity, 12.7.21

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone. 

 

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It's not too late

The fight against COVID-19 is ongoing. With the Omicron variant quickly spreading, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and your family. 

The decision to be vaccinated is a personal one to be made by each individual.

The decision to be vaccinated is a personal one to be made by each individual.

VACCINES ARE FOR EVERYONE

The COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone age 5 years and older.

A Boost of Protection

Even if you are fully vaccinated, booster shots greatly increase your protection against COVID-19.

 

Everyone age 12 and up is eligible to receive a booster shot at least 5 months after completing the primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

The decision to be vaccinated is a personal one to be made by each individual.

The decision to be vaccinated is a personal one to be made by each individual.

Voices We Trust

Our COVID-19 Conversations featuring local experts and medical professionals on COVID-19 in Alaska’s BIPOC communities. 

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The Alaska Black Caucus & UAA Center for Human Development Project ECHO present Health Equity Grand Rounds: a six part ECHO series exploring racism in medicine, health equity, and COVID-19 in Alaska.

 

 

Each 90 minute session is an opportunity to explore clinical skills and best practices critical to Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, in an interactive forum guided by expert speakers and clinicians. 

 

The target audience for the series includes the interdisciplinary healthcare team, administrators, leaders, allied health professionals, and health professions trainees in Alaska.

Our Position

The Alaska Black Caucus strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccinations, as people in our community have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.


We see vaccinations as the best way to protect our people, our businesses, and our legacy.

This project was supported by a grant awarded by the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Health Department.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the Alaska Black Caucus and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Health Department.

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