ASU, HMMA partner for team member COVID-19 vaccination clinic

ASU, HMMA partner for team member COVID-19 vaccination clinic
A vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine and a low dead space syringe. (Source: UAB)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and Alabama State University are partnering to vaccinate HMMA team members who have not had an opportunity to do so.

According to HMMA, ASU will hold two vaccination clinics for its team members who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The clinics will be held Friday and Saturday at ASU’s Lockhart Gymnasium at 915 South Jackson Street on the ASU campus.

“Having the opportunity to support HMMA’s efforts to keep their employees safe aligns directly with our ‘CommUniversity’ initiative and with our longstanding mission of making a positive impact on our community,” ASU President Dr. Quentin T. Ross Jr., said.

ASU has secured 2,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for the HMMA clinics. Team members receiving the vaccine will automatically have their second dose appointments scheduled for Friday, April 16, or Saturday, April 17.

Previously, ASU held clinics administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Montgomery Public School employees.

While manufacturing employees and teachers were included in Alabama’s Phase 1b rollout, the state expanded eligibility Monday to everyone over age 55, people with high-risk medical conditions, additional critical workers, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The state will decide on expanding eligibility in the upcoming weeks, Harris said during a media briefing Friday.

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