City: Sign up now for vaccination

Cordova Community Medical Center offered drive-through novel coronavirus vaccinations using its ambulance bay. (Jan. 20, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

The city has asked all Cordovans who wish to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus to fill out a questionnaire at www.cdvcmc.com or to call 907-424-3045. This will allow the city to determine how many vaccines the community needs, officials said. Individuals who have registered will be contacted by the city when they become eligible for vaccination and supplies are available.

Local health care providers have been allocated enough vaccines for all Cordovans age 65 or older, as well as all health care workers and emergency medical services workers, officials announced Thursday, Jan. 28. Eligible individuals can sign up for a Feb. 10 vaccination clinic at Cordova Community Medical Center or online at www.cdvcmc.com, or by calling 907-424-3045.

In an announcement, city officials urged Cordovans to reach out to eligible neighbors and friends and to help them sign up to be vaccinated.

Ilanka Community Health Center will host a vaccination clinic Saturday, Feb. 6 for Native Village of Eyak staff and household members 18 and older. Patients must be available March 6 to receive a second dose in order to be eligible to receive the first dose at the Feb. 6 clinic. Patients can register by calling ICHC at 907-424-3622.

Of the 88 local virus cases identified so far, one is believed to be currently active. Seventy-one cases have been Cordova residents and 17 have been non-residents. Three cases have required hospitalization, according to data published by ICHC. One Cordova resident who tested positive for the coronavirus died Nov. 18.

Coronavirus testing is available at ICHC, Mondays and Fridays from 2-3 p.m., and Saturdays from noon-1 p.m.; and at CCCMC, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:30 a.m. There may be a fee associated with testing.