All-Female Team Delivers COVID-19 Vaccines by Snowmobile in Harshest Of Conditions in Rural Alaska

Largely cut off from the rest of the world, people living in the most remote areas of the Last Frontier are getting the COVID-19 vaccine due, in part, to the ingenuity and dedication of an all-female team of health care workers.

The team of one pharmacist, one medical doctor and two nurses traveled in one day by plane, sled and snowmobile to deliver the vaccine to people across rural northern Alaska.

At one point in the day, with only a few hours of daylight and in subzero temperatures, the team of women carried the COVID-19 vaccine off an Alaskan “bush plane,” and onto a sled attached to a snowmobile.

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