AUM offering COVID-19 vaccine

AUM offering COVID-19 vaccine

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Auburn University at Montgomery offered the COVID-19 vaccine to more than 750 full-time and part-time employees on Monday. This was a step in its path to possibly becoming a community vaccine site.

AUM officials say these employee vaccinations let the university test its vaccination capability before offering it to the general public.

“It looks like we’ll be able to have somewhere between 1,000 and maybe 1,200 vaccines to be able to give out to the public. And we’re proud to do that. We’re glad to be a community partner. And I really want to send a special thank you to the Alabama Department of Public Health for their support of giving us the vaccine,” said Chancellor Carl Stockton.

AUM says community members who meet Phase 1A and 1B eligibility guidelines may register online for vaccine appointments at the university’s website.

The appointment slots for Wednesday and Thursday are already filled.

Individuals interested in receiving a vaccine must reserve their appointment at least 12 hours before their desired appointment time.

There is no cost associated with the vaccine, and no health insurance is required.

Individuals receiving vaccines at AUM will receive a follow-up appointment exactly 21 days after their initial appointment, a requirement for taking the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.

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