Coronavirus

What the Tech? FTC Warns of Scam Involving COVID-19 Vaccine Surveys

As further proof that cyber-criminals will stop at nothing to scam you, the Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about emails offering rewards for information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The emails offer rewards or prizes for participating in a survey that’s supposed to take a few minutes to complete. “Right now, we are offering a rewards program for adults who…

Ivey: Alabama Face Mask Mandate Will End April 9 Despite Biden Request

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. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said Monday that we are moving towards personal responsibility and not government mandates. President Joe Biden and a top health official on Monday appealed for mask requirements and other restrictions to…

Montgomery EMA Hosting COVID Vaccine Clinic in Area of Old Smiley Court Community

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Alabama School Dashboard Shows Fewer Than 200 COVID-19 Cases in Public Schools

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released a new school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of March 26. The latest report shows a continuing drop in cases, although several systems did not report due to spring break. Some school systems such as Montgomery Public Schools, remain all-virtual. ADPH says because of spring break, there may be breaks or irregularities…

Lowndes County Drive-Through Mask Giveaway Held in Hayneville

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Study: 30% of Alabama Adults Hesitant to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says a study has found that about 30% of adults in the state are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The Alabama Department of Public Health has released the results of the survey done to gauge the vaccine hesitancy. Harris says the hesitancy cuts across racial lines. He said the reasons vary from…

Winn-Dixie to Offer COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine at Some Area Stores

Winn-Dixie will begin offering 1,170 COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines in 12 of its Alabama stores, including some in our area, while supplies last. The vaccines will be available to people in the eligible groups by online appointment only. Appointments can be made starting today to get shots starting Wednesday, March 31, during regular Winn-Dixie pharmacy hours. The vaccines are free, with or…

Alabama Department of Public Health COVID Vaccination Updates

ADPH announced that despite dealing with weather related complications, the Alabama National Guard clinics are giving out as many vaccinations as they can each day. The highest amount so far was on the first day in Covington County with over 800 vaccinations. Officials say that even though the other states have a wider age limit on eligibility for the vaccine,…

Doctors Study Effects of COVID-19 Vaccine on Pregnant, Breastfeeding Women

There’s limited data on the coronavirus vaccine in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Now, the largest study to date shows big potential benefits for moms and their babies. 131 women received the MRNA COVID vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna as part of a study at Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers found the vaccines were highly effective in producing antibodies against COVID-19 in…

Hyundai Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at ASU Vaccine Clinic

Alabama State University and Hyundai Manufacturing has partnered to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to Hyundai employees. ASU is hosting the Hyundai exclusive event for two days (March 26-27) in Lockhart Gymnasium. ASU has secured 2000 doses of Pfizer vaccine for the Hyundai vaccine clinic. Hyundai team members receiving the vaccine will automatically have their second dose appointment scheduled for Friday….