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Scale Back Alabama to Start Monday, April 5

The state’s largest wellness program, Scale Back Alabama, will start Monday, April 5. This year’s program is entirely new and allows participants to scale back in their own way. Registration is open to all who live or work in Alabama and closes on Sunday, April 4, at 11:59 p.m. This year, Scale Back Alabama will be entirely virtual with all-new…

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…

Vaccination Phase 1C Opens, Health Officials Say ‘Supply doesn’t meet Demand’

As of Monday, Alabama opens up vaccination eligibility to two million more Alabamians in Phase 1-C. Dr. Karen Landers, ADPH, says currently the vaccine supply is less than the demand. Though, the process is still moving upward. “Even during the week we had bad weather,” said Dr. Landers, “We’re continuing to give more and more vaccines each week…” Some residents…

Who Is Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine in Alabama?

As of Monday, March 22, people in group 1c are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama. This adds about two million more people who can get the shots. Group 1c includes the following people: People age 55 and older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the population defined as Allocation Phase 1c in the Alabama COVID‐19…

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to be Expanded in Alabama

From the Alabama Department of Public Health: Governor Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health have announced that starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people age 55 and older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the population defined as Allocation Phase 1c in the Alabama Vaccine Allocation Plan. “We have been concerned…

COVID-19 Cases Dropping in Alabama Public Schools

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released an updated school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of February 19. The latest report shows a large drop in the number of cases. Keep in mind, some school systems such as Montgomery Public Schools, are all-virtual. Overall, there were 981 COVID-19 cases involving Alabama’s public schools for the week, down from 1,705…

Winter Weather Threat Forces Some County Health Departments to Close

County health departments in the Northern, West Central and part of the Southwestern Public Health Districts will be closed on Monday, February 15, due to winter weather conditions that could heavily impact roadways. A list of county health departments that will be closed in each district is included below. Northern District: Cullman, Colbert, Franklin, Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion,…

Alabama Debuts Online Scheduler for COVID-19 Vaccinations

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama has launched an online portal for people to check their eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations and make appointments. The Alabama Department of Public Health said the site at  https://alcovidvaccine.gov/ allows those eligible to make an appointment if shots are available in their county of choice. Starting Feb. 8, Alabama will expand who is eligible for the…

Alabama Moving to Phase 1-B of Vaccinations

About 1.5 Million Alabama Residents Will Now Be Eligible

The Alabama Department of Public Health has announced that Alabama is moving to the next stage of coronavirus vaccinations. On February 8, phase 1-B will begin. This group  includes educators, certain frontline manufacturing workers, food and agriculture workers, public transit workers, corrections workers, postal service and judiciary workers. The group will also include citizens age 65 and up and state…

New COVID-19 Variant Found in Montgomery County

The Alabama Department of Public Health says a new and more highly transmissible COVID-19 variant has been identified in three Alabama residents. Two are from Montgomery County and one is from Jefferson County. ADPH says two are children under 19 and one is an adult. These are the first reported cases in Alabama of the variant which was first detected…