COVID-19 Call-In With YKHC: Vaccinations, Rising Cases, And How To Protect Your Community
In this episode, YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges and Public Health Director Brian Lefferts hear from a caller, Tim from Bethel, who experienced a breakthrough COVID-19 infection. Tim told us about how his vaccine protected him from serious illness. Lefferts and Hodges also discussed rising COVID-19 cases and the importance of getting vaccinated.
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.