State offers free vaccines to Alaskans

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The state is offering free vaccines to eligible Alaskans in August.

The vaccines are being offered at public health centers across the state during National Immunization Awareness Month.

The usual $28 administrative fee is being waived for people of all ages who are eligible, including children under the age of 3 and people without health insurance.

Individual vaccine costs are being covered by federal and state grants.

People just pay for office visits on a sliding scale based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away if they can’t pay.

Linda Worman with the Department of Health and Social Services says appointments can be scheduled through local state public health centers.

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