The number of Covid-19 cases among those who are fully vaccinated for Covid has reached 47 percent, according to the latest report by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, which documents and summarizes Covid data through December. This means nearly half of those getting Covid have been vaccinated for it.
December saw 8,078 total cases of Covid-19 documented in the state, a low number compared to the high of 22,971 cases of Covid diagnosed in September.
Of those 8,078 December cases, 3,795 were among those who had been vaccinated. In December, over 55 percent of Alaskans over the age of 5 were vaccinated for Covid, just two percentage points higher than the month prior.
For the entire year — Jan. 16 through Dec. 31, 2021 — a total of 27,831 vaccine breakthrough Covid-19 cases were documented in Alaska residents. An additional 4,591 cases occurred among Alaska residents who were partially vaccinated. The reporting on cases typically lags by at least two months.
The incidence of Covid-19 among fully vaccinated persons has remained lower than among persons who were unvaccinated, “though at the end of December 2021, the relative difference in incidence rates was much less marked. This corresponds temporally to the Omicron variant wave in Alaska,” the department said in its December report.
Read the December Covid report in its entirety at this link.