MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris held a news conference Friday morning to discuss the state’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
To date, the state has administered a total of 436,962 vaccines. Of those, 78,276 Alabamians have gotten both doses and are considered fully vaccinated.
Alabama is still getting about 10,000 additional Moderna vaccine doses per week and Dr. Harris expects that to be stable going forward.
Meanwhile, the Alabama Department of Public Health has released details about several mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics that will open next week across the state.
The sites will each administer 1,000 doses a day for a week for a total of 40,000 at the end of the week. Some of the sites are still making appointments while others are booked solid.
“We’re very excited about being able to do that,” stated Harris.
The new prioritization for vaccination that begins Feb. 8 includes a large group - persons age 65 and above. In addition, workers listed here meet eligibility criteria:
- Healthcare workers
- First responders including EMS, firefighters and law enforcement
- Frontline essential workers as follows:
- Corrections officers
- Food and agriculture workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Grocery store workers
- Public transit workers
- People who work in the education sector
- Childcare workers
The clinics will be in the following locations:
All appointments have been filled by individuals on vaccination waiting list. Call 256-235-5600 or visit www.rmccares.org to be placed on waiting list.
- February 8-9, Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford
- February 10, Anniston City Meeting Center, 1615 Noble Street, Anniston
- February 11-12, Jacksonville Community Center, 501 Alexandria Road SW, #A, Jacksonville
By appointment only, no walk-ups. Vaccination appointments may be requested online at uabmedicinevaccine.org.
- UAB Hospital Highlands Parking Deck, Birmingham
- Hoover Met Complex, 100 Ben Chapman Drive, Hoover
- Parker High School, Birmingham
All appointments have been filled by individuals on vaccination waiting list. Visit www.southeasthealth.org/covid19vaccine to be placed on vaccine waiting list.
All appointments have been filled by individuals on vaccination waiting list.
By appointment only, no walkups; bring insurance information if you have it. No one will be turned away based on insurance status.
- February 8-12, Jaycee Building, John Hunt Park, 2180 Airport Rd SW
- Dayspring Baptist Church, 2200 Cody Road, Mobile-- By appointment only, no walkups-- getprovidencemobilecare.com-- February 8-9 (8:00am – 2:00pm)-- February 10 (8:00am – 12:00pm)
- ProHealth Fitness Center, 166 Mobile Infirmary Blvd.-- By appointment only, no walkups-- Call (251) 341-2819 to make an appointment-- February 8-10 (7:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-5:00pm
- Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Drive-- By appointment only, no walkups-- c19vaccine.southalabama.edu-- February 13 (8:00am – 6:00pm)
- Springhill Medical Center-- By appointment only, no walkups-- springhillmedicalcenter.com
- No appointment required, first come, first serve, drive-through and walk-in
- Entry to site begins at 8:00am daily, with vaccinations beginning at 9:00am
- Eligible participants do not need to call ahead
- February 8-12, South/Central Police & Fire/Rescue Precinct, 3003 East South Blvd (formerly Montgomery Mall)
- February 8-12, Bloch Park, 108 Dallas Avenue
- To help with wait time, please bring a completed pre-registration form, located at vaughanregional.com/coronavirus-covid-19.
- February 8-12 (6:30am – 8:30pm)
- Parking lot west of DCH Regional Medical Center
- All appointments have been filled by individuals on vaccination waiting list.
ADPH said hospitals that are playing a lead role in the mass clinics have been working on their plans for the past week, including informing their communities about this opportunity.
The health department added, though that due to limited supply of vaccine, every hospital has maintained a waiting list of individuals interested in being vaccinated some waiting lists include up to 10,000 people.
“So while there may not be appointments available in some areas next week, individuals will continue to be added to their lists and those people will be contacted as soon as another supply of vaccine is available in that area,” ADPH reiterated. “These vaccination clinics are not replacing vaccinations occurring in other locations in these areas but are being held in addition to them.“