The Alaska Department of Health started to distribute influenza vaccines throughout the state. The state has ordered 90,000 doses and more than two thirds are designated for children and adolescents. (more…)
The world’s longest non-motorized endurance relay will pass through Talkeetna on Thursday. (more…)
Following a unique fundraiser model pioneered in Fairbanks, two Talkeetna non-profits found a creative way to tap into tourism dollars flowing into the community. The Denali Arts Council and the Sunshine Transit teamed up to offer tourists a real Alaska experience and make some money in the process.
A request for two new vehicles for the Sunshine Transit system was spared from Governor Sean Parnell’s red pen slashing through the state budget. (more…)
In this Nuggets program from our archive, local health care provider Keith Kehoe talks about the reasons he sees patients this time of year, and gives us some advice about how to stay out of trouble!
The Sunshine Community Health Center, in conjunction with the Mat Su Public Health Center, is hosting a mass H1N1 vaccine dispensing clinic this Thursday.
The clinic will be at the Montana Creek Baptist Church at milepost 98.5 of the Parks Highway. The state supply restrictions have been lifted and the vaccine is now available and free of charge for all interested residents in the northern valley over six months of age. The clinic is scheduled for 1 pm to 6 pm. It will be provided on a first come first served basis, while the vaccine lasts.
The seasonal flu vaccine will also be available upon request at the same clinic.
Any individual that has specific health care concerns and questions is encouraged to talk to their primary health care provider before getting the vaccines.
The vaccine is being transported from the lower Mat Su area, so sudden, severe winter weather conditions could change clinic day and time.
This event has been in the planning for several weeks and a number of local EMS volunteers will be on hand to assist in dispensing the vaccine.
The state of Alaska is now allowing anyone who wants the H1N1 vaccine to receive it. (more…)
A long overdue memorial was unveiled at the Sunshine Community Health Clinic on Sunday. Friends and collegues gathered at the health center to remember Jessica Stevens, PA, and to applaud the permanent reminder of her dedication to the health and well being of those in the Upper Valley and around the world.
On Friday, students of the Talkeetna Elementary, Trapper Creek Elementary and Su Valley High schools lined up to be vaccinated against the swine flu. The vaccinations were not mandatory but most students had their parent’s consent to get either the nasal spray or shot to ward off the H1N1 virus. (more…)