Alabama Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said there was a reporting problem. Some vaccination records were kicked out by computers. The health department’s IT workers have been working on correcting the information all week.
Even though Alabama remains in Phase 1a in the COVID-19 process, the Alabama Department of Public Health says some counties are able to intermittently administer the vaccine to people who are 75 and older.
Health leaders with the University of California and Brown University theorized only administering a single dose of COVID-19 vaccines, instead of giving second doses, to allow more people to be vaccinated.
People in Tennessee and Florida are lining up for the COVID-19 shot after health officials in those states expanded vaccine eligibility. Now older populations in Alabama are waiting for their turn, but it could be a while.
It's safe to say we could never have imagined what the year would be like when we rang in 2020 one year ago. Much of that is because of the spread of the coronavirus.We’re taking at look back at the turmoil the virus has caused in Alabama and what the future holds.