A syringe with the needle inside a vaccine bottle

Norton Sound Health Corporation is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure due to an extremely rare side effect of blood clotting that has occurred in a small number of patients nationwide.

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Exterior of Nome hospital in winter time.

Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC) has identified another case of COVID-19 in an undisclosed community. Officials report that the case is not travel-related or from close contact with a previously identified case.  The Norton Sound region now has a total of seven active cases with five of those cases in Nome.  NSHC Medical Director Mark…

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