Hi, this is Deborah Coila from Seldovia Village Tribe
and were wondering if were going to be flying out this morning to Seldovia?
So, I have heard from my pilots and they say we are a go for the nine oclock.
Okay, all right. Bye. Bye.
All right, were flying. Itll be a bumpy ride. Its a little breezy but I think its doable.
I’ll take this out. You can’t tilt it.
Im taking two different vaccines. The Pfizer one doesnt like to be tipped over so, we kind of reuse our boxes.So, were actually doing first shots today for about 30 people and then were doing second shots for about six people today.
I don’t think this is going to fit in.
Were going to go to this beautiful little city called Seldovia.The only way to get to there is by airplane or boat.
Theyre expecting, I think, seven-foot waves this morning,
so we will not be going on the boat.
Four thirty. Yeah. Looks like its going to be a beautiful day.
It’s supposed to be clear and sunny.
The first time we went over, we were really scared that if we shook it, it was going to damage the vaccine.
So, I held it in my lap on the boat ride the whole way there.
Some vials have 11 doses.So, were trying to at least get an 11th dose out of one of our vials today,
so we can give one more person a vaccine.
I need Band-Aids. I need alcohol pads and I need gloves yet.
I don’t care. I’m not picky.
Alaska healthcare is totally different than anywhere else in the United States.
Here in Alaska, we have a lot of remote villages.
And so, Seldovia is one, and with it being remote and no access to anything but a clinic,
theres only been just a couple cases of COVID here in Seldovia.
So, were trying to really get everybody immunized and keep COVID out of the remote village,because if somebody needs hospitalization,
they have to get medevacd out of here, either by plane, by boat, whatever it takes to get them out of here.
So, thats why we really want to get everybody covered with the vaccine here.
Hi, Joe. Hi, how are you? Good. You can have a seat.
I was wondering if you guys are going to get over here today.
Pretty windy over there.
I was a little worried about the wind but, It was 28, gusting to 28.
It was a little bumpy. Yes, it was.
Not as bumpy as the boat ride would have been.There was no boats this morning.
I think this afternoon its supposed to lay down.
Yeah. So, I think you guys are good this afternoon.
Oh, yeah. I think itll be fine.
You wont be staying overnight, will you?
No. Well, unless I cant get out of here, I might be.It wouldnt be the first time thats happened.
So, were going to do the Moderna vaccine today.
One, two, three.
Well, what took you so long?
Yeah, I had a little reservation at first, you know, but now Im okay with it.
So, I am going to keep an eye on you for 15 minutes before you go,
just to make sure you dont have an allergic reaction, okay?
So, I have a chair out here for you.
We told each one of our 12 grandkids that they could come up when they reached the age of 10 years old,
except this year we had to cancel out and, you know, our 10-year-old granddaughter cried, you know,
when she found out she couldnt come to Alaska and go fishing with us and what not, you know,
and hopefully, well get this thing over, behind us.