COVID-19 vaccine to be available to Macon County first responders this week

COVID-19 vaccine to be available to Macon County first responders this week
Alabama has begun receiving shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: Gray Television)

MACON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama remains in Phase 1a of COVID-19 vaccine administration. Some counties have been able to intermittently vaccinate people aged 75 years and older. That is part of Phase 1b. Phase 1b also includes teachers nd first responders.

In Macon County, first responders will have the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Thursday.

“A lot of people have a little apprehension about it. You know, we took the polio vaccine, we took all kind of vaccines in the past. We want to set the example that our first responders are at risk, their families are at risk. So we’re, we’re encouraging, we’re not forcing, we’re encouraging our first responders to get administered the vaccine if you want to, we’re making it an option,” said Macon County EMA Director Frank Lee.

The third phase of vaccine administration will include those who are 65 to 74 years old, those who are 16 years and older with life-threating illnesses, and those whose occupations put them in direct contact with the public.

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