COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Petersburg


December 24, 2020

Photo courtesy of Kelsey Lambe

PMC Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner with vials of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Petersburg Medical Center received 220 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday and has since begun vaccinating those who are most at risk, according to local health officials at the COVID-19 community update on Dec. 18.

The vaccinations arrived on the afternoon jet from a cold storage facility in Anchorage, and almost immediately afterwards, PMC staff set to work.

Mamie Nilsen, a registered nurse in the hospital's long term care facility, was the first person in Petersburg to receive the vaccine, according to PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter.

He said hospitals that have received their fir...

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