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Alaska becomes 1st US state to open vaccines to nearly all

COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 4:02 AM, Mar 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-10 04:02:10-05

Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy says Alaska has become the first state to drop eligibility requirements and allow anyone 16 or older who lives or works in the state to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Dunleavy made the announcement Tuesday following his own bout with COVID-19.

He hailed the move to open up eligibility as a historic step. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker shows
Alaska leading states in the percentage of its population to have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.