Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from serious illness. People who are up to date with their vaccines are optimally protected against COVID-19. Text your ZIP code to 438829 or call the Alaska Vaccine hotline at 907-646-3322.

Primary series

COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months and older.

Pfizer or Moderna (mRNA vaccines) are preferred. You may get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in some situations.

Booster doses

Everyone 5 or older should get a COVID-19 vaccine booster if it's been five months since receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or two months since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

People over the age of 50 and some immunocompromised individuals should receive a second mRNA booster (Pfizer or Moderna) four months after their first booster dose. Additionally, people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for both their primary dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA vaccine.

Pfizer or Moderna vaccine boosters are preferred. Individuals age 5-17 can receive a Pfizer booster only.

Additional doses for immunocompromised people

Individuals ages 5 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an extra shot in their primary series, then get a booster shot if they are 12 and older. For those who initially received an mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer), they should get a third shot at least 28 days after their second shot, followed by a booster shot at least 3 months later. For those who initially received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, they should get an mRNA shot at least 28 days after their first shot, followed by a booster shot at least 2 months later. A second mRNA booster dose is available four months after the first booster dose.

In addition to vaccination, immunocompromised individuals may also consider EVUSHELD. EVUSHELD is an FDA-authorized monoclonal antibody used to prevent COVID-19 infection for moderately to severely immunocompromised people who may not mount an adequate immune response to vaccination. EVUSHELD is not a substitute for COVID-19 vaccination in individuals for whom vaccination is recommended. Your health care provider can help you determine if this treatment is right for you.

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider

COVID-19 vaccines are available at most pharmacies and provider offices in Alaska. Visit vaccines.gov to find convenient appointments or walk-in vaccine clinics near you, or browse our events calendar for special vaccine events.

Upcoming Vaccination Events

Please join your local community and the State of Alaska as we work together to roll up our sleeves and put the pandemic behind us:

Why are Alaskans getting vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccine text-line

Text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find vaccine locations near you in the United States.

Help for people with disabilities

The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities get vaccinated.

Call 888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email DIAL@n4a.org. The DIAL's trained staff is standing by to:

  • Help find local vaccination locations
  • Assist with making vaccination appointments
  • Connect callers to local services - such as accessible transportation - to overcome barriers to vaccination.

Request a copy of your immunization record

If you need a copy of your immunization record, including your COVID-19 vaccinations, please print out this Immunization Request Form (PDF) and mail or fax it to the Alaska Immunization VacTrAK program, which keeps track of the immunization records for Alaskans. Instructions on how to return the form are at the bottom of the form. Please include a copy of a supporting document that identifies the person requesting the immunization record.

Call for support

For help finding a COVID vaccine provider or making an appointment, you may also choose to:

  • Call the COVID helpline at 907-646-3322 for assistance. Hours are 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
  • Email covid19vaccine@alaska.gov.
  • The statewide toll-free number for the Aging & Disability Resource Centers has been updated to include an option #1 to select for help scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine. There are so far four full-time ADRC staff ready to help seniors who call and leave a message there. The info is 1-855-565-2017, option #1. Hours 8am-6pm.
  • Check with your local public health office, primary care provider, or local health authorities for more information.