Today, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said that he is opposed to any government requiring Alaskans to get a Covid-19 shot.
Getting the vaccine “is a private health decision best left between Alaskans and their doctor,” he wrote. “That said, I am fully opposed to any government requiring Alaskans to get the vaccine. There will be no vaccine passports under my watch.”
On Sunday, Dunleavy appeared on a Must Read Alaska livestream, where he reiterated that decisions around the vaccine are personal choices that Alaskans must make, and that, although he recently had Covid, he is scheduled for a vaccine in May.
“I just don’t always want to be looking over my shoulder,” and worry about whether he will catch Covid again, he said, describing the experience as miserable, with a 102 degree fever, chills, body aches, headache, and a cough that persists to today.
“I was doing a great job of avoiding it,” he said. “I got hit with it in February.”
“I was out of commission for 14 days. My wife, who had had her one shot, had to move out of the house. For most of us, it won’t kill you, probably won’t hospitalize you, but the inconvenience is not worth it.”
Dunleavy, along with Anchorage resident Gwen Adams discussed their experiences with Covid over the past year. Watch the interview at this link: