Jasmine Walker is an operator for the Connect Mat-Su COVID Call Line and a certified medical assistant. She says that she was drawn to the position because, “being able to communicate with the public on a more personable level is always the main goal,” and she’s able to accomplish that by acting as the point of contact for those who need information about COVID-19 and the vaccines. Jasmine has also enjoyed learning how to use new tools in technology that she hopes to apply in her future positions.
In partnership with Alaska Public Health Nursing (AKPHN), the call line launched in February and expanded services in May to provide information and answer questions about COVID vaccines. Operators are available weekdays from noon until 5 p.m. Call (907) 373-2628 and dial 2 for assistance. For more information on the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.