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COVID-19 Call-In With YKHC: Rising Cases And Hospitalizations; Where We Stand With Vaccinations

YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges and YKHC Public Health Director Brian Lefferts joined us on Wednesday, Sept. 1 to discuss the current COVID-19 trends: increasing hospitalizations, rising case counts, and regional vaccination rates.


COVID-19 Vaccines are the safest, most reliable form of protection against contracting COVID-19. To schedule your vaccine appointment, or to schedule your 12-17 year old child, call 1-800-478-6599 or submit a form on the YKHC website. 

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and get tested. In Bethel, walk-in COVID-19 Binax testing is available on the first floor of the hospital between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Patients should enter through the main hospital doors (not the emergency room entrance) and indicate that they are interested in a COVID-19 test.


“Close contacts” and people showing symptoms of COVID-19 can schedule testing by calling 543-6949. In villages, please call your local clinic.


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