To help prevent the spread of Covid-19 to others, PLEASE wear cloth face coverings or procedure masks, get vaccinated if you can, stay away from others when sick, and get tested if you have been exposed or have symptoms.


7-day case counts on Southern Kenai Peninsula

Community11/2611/2711/2811/2911/3012/0112/02
Anchor Point11111
Fritz Creek
Homer212211
Other South1223

Data from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services: Table 2b Geographic Distribution of Cases by Report Date. Except for weekends and holidays, data is typically updated by noon.

Covid-19 Vaccines

Vaccines for Adolescents and Children 5-11 years old

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with unanimous support from the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)recommends that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine, made available by FDA Emergency Use Authorization. (Read more about Emergency Use Authorizations here.)

Appointments are available for children ages 5-11 years old on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Vaccine and Test Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street. These appointments are for the first of a pediatric two dose series of Pfizer-BioNtech. A parent or guardian must be present at the appointment and sign the consent forms. The child should not come if they are experiencing any sudden or unexplained COVID-like symptoms, or if they have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19. An appointment for the second dose of this two dose series will be made during the time of the first visit. Scroll down to make an appointment

Pediatric doses of COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children ages 5-11 years of age by appointment at Homer Medical Center as follows:

  • Friday, November 12
  • Wednesday, December 1
  • Friday, November 3

Call 235-8586 to set up your child’s appointment for vaccine, or to arrange a time to consult with their provider.

Booster eligibility expanded!

Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are available under FDA emergency use authorization and CDC recommended for:

  • Anyone who is six months or more after their initial series of the Pfizer or Moderna series
  • Anyone who is at least two months after their Janssen vaccine

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some may have a preference for the vaccine type they originally received, while others may prefer to get a different booster.

Where can I get my vaccine booster?

  • Set an appointment with your primary care provider
  • Set an appointment at the SPH Test and Vaccine Site (see below)

COVID Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines – available 7 days a week

Janssen vaccines – available Sundays and Tuesdays

Pediatric/adolescent Pfizer vaccine – available Wednesdays and Saturdays

Walk-ins welcome from 9am-5pm daily, or click below to make an appointment

Appointments for 12 years and older

Appointments for 5-11 years old
(scroll down to Children’s Vaccine)

Third dose for immunocompromised individuals can be done by provider referral (sent a day in advance of your vaccine visit) or by completing the attestation of conditions.

Vaccines are now offered during your appointments at Homer Medical Center and the SPH Family Care Clinic. Inquire at time of your appointment. Click here for a complete list of vaccine providers on the southern kenai peninsula.

Pfizer vaccine is now authorized for individuals 5 years of age and older.

Moderna and Janssen vaccines are authorized only for individuals 18 years of age and older.

Learn more about vaccine safety in minors in letter to parents from Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska

Covid-19 Vaccine Information:

  • What is an mRNA vaccine
  • Pfizer-Biontech – authorized under FDA Emergency Use Authorization for children 5-11 years of age
  • Pfizer-Biontech–authorized under FDA Emergency Use Authorization for individuals 12 – 15 years of age;
  • COMIRNATY (Pfizer-Biontech) – Fully approved by FDA for 16 years of age and older
  • Moderna – authorized under FDA Emergency Use Authorization for 18 years and up
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) – authorized under FDA Emergency Use Authorization for 18 years and up.

Free COVID-19 testing is offered!

Got Symptoms?  Get Tested!

If you are having any of these COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested — Cough, Fatigue, Fever, Chills, Difficulty breathing, Headache, Muscle or joint aches, Nausea, Rash, Diarrhea, Decreased sense of smell or taste, Runny nose, Sore throat, Increased phlegm production or the sudden onset of any new, unexplained symptom.

Where can I test?

  • SPH COVID Testing: Free testing is offered at the SPH COVID Vaccine & Test Site, in the lower level of SPH Specialty Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street; use the Danview Avenue Access; open 7 days a week, 9am-6pm. Thanksgiving Day open 9am-1pm. Please call first to pre-register 235-0235, or to find out if you qualify or want to speak to the COVID nurse. No appointment is necessary.

When should I test?

  • Do you have symptoms?
    Test immediately (whether Vaccinated OR Unvaccinated)
  • Did you have one-time close contact?
    If vaccinated, test at days 5-7
    If not vaccinated – quarantine, test immediately, test again at days 5-7
  • Did you have continuous close contact (ie within household)?
    If vaccinated, test immediately, test again at days 3-5
    If not vaccinated – quarantine, test immediately, test again at days 5-7

Turn around time for results are variable depending on availability of supplies.

How do I get my results? You will receive those on the patient portal, accessed through the email address you give at time of testing. If it’s been five days and you’ve not yet received results, or need help with your portal, call the hotline M-F at 235-0881. More info on patient portal.

Free Symptom Checker

♦ I tested Positive, what do I do?

South Peninsula Hospital is taking extreme measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff during this pandemic, and to expand our capacity to care for those in need. We know routine healthcare must be safely available, so that’s why we’ve instituted the highest level of safety precautions for patients, visitors and staff. Read about them here.

Contact Derotha Ferraro, Public Information Officer at dbf@sphosp.org or (907) 235-0397 for media inquiries.

SPH Week At a Glance

Week ending Nov. 30
Prior Week
ED Visits for Covid19 3 1
New Hospitalizations 1 1
Test Samples Collected 385 514
Positives Resulted 12 13
Positivity Rate* 3% 2%
Outpatient Monoclonal Antibody Infusions 4 3
*PLEASE NOTE: Positivity rate is not always “Positives Resulted”/“Test Samples Collected” due to the occasional lag in processing times.

Alaska case count website Kenai Peninsula case map website *School Operation Levels Dashboard*

Visitation Level – Moderate Restriction

Based on the level of community spread of Covid-19, entrance to our facilities is limited to those with appointments for medical care, persons seeking care and one visitor per patient for their visit or stay. Visitors for patients who are COVID positive or are under investigation of having COVID will be considered on a case by case basis. Long Term Care is open to pre-approved visitors by appointment. These precautions are to help safeguard the health and wellbeing of our staff, patients, and visitors so that we can continue to serve our community and provide you with the best care.

Where to find accurate information on COVID-19 in Alaska, the U.S., and the world:

Phone Numbers:  
South Peninsula Hospital 235-8101
COVID Desk 235-0235
Homer Medical Center 235-8586
HMC West Wing Clinic 435-3040
Behavioral Health 235-7202
Specialty Clinic 235-0310
Family Care Clinic 235-0900
Rehabilitation Dept. 235-0370

Homer Public Health Office  235-8857