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COVID-19 Call-in with YKHC: Variants and tests and masks, oh my!

On this COVID-19 call-in show, YKHC Public Health Director Brian Lefferts and YKHC Chief Information Officer Mary Horgan clear up questions about masking, when testing is necessary, and isolating and quarantining.

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) is the Wellness Programming Producer and a second year Jesuit Volunteer/Americorps Member at KYUK. She loves dogs, listening to podcasts and playing ABBA to close out the Birthday Line.
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