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Boosters and omicron: COVID-19 call-in show with YKHC

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YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges and YKHC Public Health Director Brian Lefferts join Gabby Hiestand Salgado to discuss the importance of getting boosted, what we can expect from the omicron wave, and YKHC’s testing and isolation guidelines.

COVID-19 vaccinations are the best protection against infection and serious illness, and new data shows that fully vaccinated, boosted individuals are even more protected against serious COVID-19 infection, even with new, emerging variants. YKHC strongly recommends that all who are eligible receive their booster shots.

All individuals who are five and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. If you have not already received a COVID-19 vaccine, visit the YKHC vaccine information page to learn more about how to schedule an appointment. You can also call to schedule an appointment. In Bethel, call 543-6949; in villages, call 1-800-478-6599.

The YKHC COVID-19 call-in show takes place on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. To have your questions answered live on air, call in to KYUK at 543-5985 or 1-800-995-8954. You can also email your questions to

Elyssa (she/her) was the Wellness Programming Producer from 2020-2022.
Gabby Hiestand Salgado is the Multimedia Director for KYUK