COVID-19 vaccine clinic to be held Saturday in Montgomery
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The city of Montgomery and Montgomery County are partnering with the Alabama Department of Public Health to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, Jan. 30.
“Montgomery County has over 20,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, some 300 deaths. so any effort we can make to mitigate the impact of this virus is going to be very essential,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Isaiah Sankey, a nurse practitioner who serves on Montgomery’s COVID-19 task force. “I see a lot of elderly people who have chronic conditions. and of course, COVID-19 has certainly had an impact on them.”
The clinic will be from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. at Montgomery Fire Station number 9 located at 3003 E South Blvd. Recipients will stay in their vehicles and drive through the fire station.
This will be a Phase 1A+ vaccination clinic, meaning recipients may be people who are 75 and older, first responders, or health care workers. A photo ID is required to receive the vaccine. Bring your insurance information if you are covered.
Montgomery EMA Director Christina Thornton said this is for the first vaccine dose. Plans are already in the works for another drive-through vaccination clinic in four weeks for the second dose.
“We know that a drive-through clinic is safer, and we’re able to be more expeditious with it,” said Thornton.
Paperwork may be filled out while waiting in line at the clinic. Recipients can also download and print out the paperwork before heading to the clinic. The paperwork can be found here.
“We’re going to ask everybody to have patience, we know that there will be some waiting. Please be patient with us. We’re trying to help as much as we possibly can,” Thornton said.
Thornton said only 1,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine will be distributed Saturday.
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