Some vaccine sites operating far below capacity in Alabama

While about 1.4 million people in Alabama have received at least one dose, Alabama is last nationally in its immunization rate.

  Alabama governor visits EAMC community COVID-19 vaccine clinic

COVID-19 hospitalizations up 20% in Alabama in 10 days

Gov. Kay Ivey to visit EAMC COVID-19 vaccination clinic

  Health officials say you don’t need another vaccine if you got Johnson & Johnson

State health officials giving Pfizer vaccine to J&J providers during vaccine pause, but it could lead to vaccine waste

  ADPH: 180-190 Alabamians tested positive after COVID-19 vaccinations

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Baptist Health offers to cover those who missed Montgomery second dose clinic

  Montgomery holds second-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic Monday

  Health officials say children ages 12-15 will be crucial in reaching herd immunity

ADPH: Current hospitalizations lowest since April 2020 as COVID-19 vaccination distribution expands

Budweiser is offering free beer for COVID-19 vaccine recipients

  LifeSouth Community Blood Centers opens pop-up location in Prattville

Lee County School District no longer requiring masks since state mandate ended

While most East Alabama school districts are still requiring masks for students and staff, the Lee County School District is not.

COVID-19 vaccine clinic to be held in Chilton County

The Alabama Department of Public Health will be holding a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Chilton County.

  Medical marijuana clears another hurdle to becoming legal in Alabama

The move to legalize marijuana for medical purposes is as farther along in the legislative process than it’s ever been.

  Alabama veterans homes expand COVID-19 vaccination program

There are major changes in the state’s four veterans homes to help win the battle against COVID-19.

  Wellness Coalition launches Alabama campaign advocating breastfeeding

UAB research: Modified herpes virus shows promise in treating pediatric brain tumors

  Alabama temporarily pauses J&J COVID-19 vaccine out of caution

Is there an end in sight for this brutal pollen season?

  Children’s of Alabama approved as new COVID-19 vaccine study site for young children

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ community project reflects on pandemic

  State Health Officer says no problems with J&J vaccine in Alabama

Several COVID-19 vaccine clinics have had to shut down in at least four states after people had adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine leading some to wonder about the safety of the shot.

Alabama senior centers can reopen beginning April 19

Senior centers are allowed to reopen for indoor activities beginning Monday, April 19, 2021.

  More eligible for Alabama WIC program after guidelines expanded

More people may qualify for Alabama’s Women, Infants, and Children program, more commonly known as WIC, after an increase in income guidelines were approved.

Health experts say we won’t reach heard immunity until younger age groups get vaccinated

Local health officials are worried not enough young people will get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Virus recovery funds to promote tourism on Alabama coast

Beach season is heating up, and Alabama’s coast is getting federal money to help recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Health officials say COVID-19 vaccine is the solution to variant strains

"The virus is in a race with us and it is trying to find a way to survive.."

  FEMA accepting COVID-19 funeral assistance applications starting Monday

To be eligible for funeral assistance, the death must have occurred in the U.S. and the death certificate must indicate the death was because of COVID-19.

  Alabamians react to statewide mask mandate lifting

In downtown Prattville, some families were eager to get out and enjoy a Friday night mask-free.

Ala. National Guard to begin 2nd dose clinics, offer Johnson & Johnson vaccine

As the Alabama National Guard wraps up their primary dose clinics, they will start revisiting each county they originally went to so they can offer second-dose clinics next week.

Autism Awareness Month promotes acceptance

According to the Autism Society, autism affects 1 in 54 children.

Experts say seek COVID testing if you feel symptoms, even if vaccinated

With only a portion of the state vaccinated, testing is still important.

  State health officer discusses latest on COVID-19 cases, vaccines

More than half the states in the U.S. are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, but Alabama is not one of those. However, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said it’s still a little too early to say that we’ve won the battle.

Selma mayor planning new COVID-19 ordinance

Mayor James Perkins said the ordinance will likely include more restrictions that what’s in Gov. Kay Ivey’s new Safer Apart health order, which goes into effect on April 9,

  CDC says you can ease up on disinfectants

Instead of scrubbing everything down with disinfectant, you can use plain old soap and water.

  Large swaths of rural America are health care deserts with too few primary care doctors, pediatricians, and OB-GYNs to care for residents

In 207 counties in 2018, there wasn’t a family, general or internal medicine doctor – the primary care doctors mainly for adults, according to an InvestigateTV analysis of federal data.

  Hundreds of air purifiers coming to Selma City Schools

School district leaders say this is an attempt to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 even more.

  Russell Co. ranks last statewide for percentage of people vaccinated, according to ADPH dashboard

Statewide, Russell County is last when it comes to the percentage of people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to ADPH’s vaccine dashboard.

Some cities, school systems to still require masks after state mandate expires

While Alabama’s mask mandate expires Friday, some cities and school systems say they will continue to require mask-wearing.

  Alabama moves to Safer Apart COVID-19 order

Alabama will transition from an amended Safer at Home order to a new Safer Apart Order on April 9, the day the state’s mask mandate expires,

More younger people are being hospitalized with COVID-19

Younger people are now ending up in hospitals around the state and country. It’s a big shift from before.

  Montgomery City Council extends citywide mask mandate

The Montgomery City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday night that extends the mask requirement in the city after the state’s mandate ends Friday.

  Baptist Health opens COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Montgomery, Prattville

Baptist Health has opened two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Montgomery and Prattville.

Birmingham mask mandate extended until May 24

The city instituted the mask-mandate on May 1st last year, and with a 'yes' vote Tuesday, the mask mandate now goes through May 24, 2021.

AUM to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic for MPS employees, general public

About 600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are reserved specifically for MPS employees.

  Harris: About 70% of Ala. needs COVID-19 vaccine to reach herd immunity

State Health Officer Scott Harris said about 70% of Alabamians need to be vaccinated in order to reach herd immunity.

  Scale Back Alabama kicks off new virtual format wellness campaign

The state’s largest wellness program Scale Back Alabama, officially kicks off its 2021 campaign Monday.

Gov. releases new mask signage for businesses

Governor Kay Ivey on Monday released new signs for Alabama business owners to encourage employees and patrons to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  ADPH working to address barriers to vaccine process

Chief Medal Officer Dr. Mary McIntyre says the state health department says some people are having difficulties filling out paperwork and not knowing where to go to get a vaccine.

  ADPH soon launching program to vaccinate homebound people

As more and more COVID-19 vaccines are being shipped to Alabama, the state will soon launch it’s program to help vaccinate homebound people.

  Montgomery COVID-19 vaccine clinics to open same week eligibility expands

The same week those 16 and older become eligible, two vaccine clinics are opening in Montgomery.

  COVID-19 vaccination eligibility expands to all Alabamians over 16

Starting Monday, April 5, the governor and Alabama Department of Public Health are expanding eligibility for the vaccine to anyone who is age 16 or older.

Alabama to begin vaccinating prison inmates

The prison system on Thursday estimated that it will initially have 6,000 - 7,000 doses available to begin inoculating inmates.

Baptist Health opening COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Montgomery, Prattville

Baptist Health will be opening two community COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Montgomery and Prattville.

What you need to know about COVID-19 passport, digital travel pass

As more people get the COVID vaccine and we get closer to normal - many of you have questions about what you’ll need to travel. Will you have to show proof you’ve been vaccinated?

  State wastes more than a hundred COVID-19 vaccines, health leader explains what happened

The wasted doses are from Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

  COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics continue in rural Alabama

So far, county officials say they have not had the large community response they saw during the first clinics. Many are struggling to use the allotted number of vaccines available to them.

Can state universities and colleges legally require students to get COVID-19 vaccine?

For the first time in the U.S., a university announced it would require all on-campus students to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

  Covington County school remembers beloved teacher who died from COVID-19

Grief and shock have descended on Straughn Elementary School near Andalusia.

Winn-Dixie expands COVID-19 vaccinations to every store pharmacy in Alabama

The parent company of Winn-Dixie, confirmed Tuesday that it’s expanding the number of stores that will soon offer COVID-19 vaccinations.

ADPH, Poarch Creek Indians partner for COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Atmore

The vaccines will be given out on a first-come, first-served bases to all residents who are eligible. You do not have to be a member of the PCI tribe to be eligible.

  Concern over amount of Alabamians not getting COVID-19 vaccine

As more doses become available, there’s a concern over how many people will get the shot.

Jefferson Co. Schools suing popular e-cigarette brand

The suit accuses JUUL Labs of helping create a vaping epidemic among school-aged children by making their products attractive to children.

Ivey: Biden request will not change mask mandate end

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state’s mask mandate will end April 9 despite the president’s request for states to reinstate them.

  250 doses still left at Montgomery’s COVID-19 drive-thru vaccine clinic

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency said late Monday afternoon that it still has plenty of COVID-19 vaccine doses for those looking to get their first shot.

Dates, locations set for Alabama National Guard COVID-19 vaccination clinics

The locations of the Alabama National Guard’s mobile vaccination clinics are being announced, according to Gov. Kay Ivey’s office.

State study: 30% of adults hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine

Alabama’s top health official says a study found that about 30% of adults in the state are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Some Alabama Winn-Dixie stores to offer COVID-19 vaccines

Some Alabama Winn-Dixie stores will soon start offering COVID-19 vaccines, according to its parent company, Southeastern Grocers.

Montgomery to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic on March 29

Montgomery will hold another COVID-19 drive-thru clinic at the end of March, according to the Montgomery County EMA.

  Alabama sees promising decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

The number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continues to be on a downward trend in Alabama.

  ASU hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinic for HMMA workers

Employees at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery were able to get the COVID-19 vaccine Friday morning, thanks to a partnership with Alabama State University.

  Alabama’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts ongoing

Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris provided updates on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts Friday.

Pike County labeled ‘very high risk’ on ADPH risk indicator dashboard

The Alabama Department of Public Health released a new risk indicator dashboard Thursday.

  CDC team in Alabama gathering info on how to improve vaccine confidence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has team in Alabama exploring how to improve vaccine confidence.

  Health officials said they learned a lot from the COVID-19 pandemic

Hospitalizations are down to less than 400 patients battling COVID-19. Even with lower numbers, hospital officials said they are still prepared for a spike.

People with disabilities eligible, but still struggling to get vaccines

Alabamians with disabilities are among those most vulnerable to the severe consequences of COVID-19, but vaccine access is still hard.

A True lifesaver: 7-month-old Huntsville baby needs bone marrow donor

7-month-old True needs a true fighter to help her — a matching bone marrow donor.

  Alabama says nearly 1.5M COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the state has administered nearly 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

UAB dietician explains healthy ways to shed pandemic pounds, bad habits

We’re On Your Side with smart and healthy ways to shed those pounds.