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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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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