coronavirus vaccine

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…

ADPH Working Plan for National Guard to Administer Coronavirus Vaccines

In an effort to reach more rural areas and vulnerable locations in Alabama, ADPH is planning on enlisting the help of the Alabama National Guard for vaccinations. According to State Health Officer of Alabama, Dr. Scott Harris, initial plans are to have two mobile teams that would travel to the most vulnerable areas of the state, with a goal of…

Merck to Help Rival Johnson & Johnson Produce COVID-19 Vaccines

FILE – (Johnson & Johnson via AP, File) Drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved coronavirus vaccine in an effort to expand supply more quickly. That’s according to the White House, which said President Joe Biden would address the partnership in a speech Tuesday afternoon. Officials have said J&J faced unexpected production issues with…

Troy University to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to the Public

Troy University is working with the Alabama Department of Public Health to offer COVID-19 vaccinations starting Thursday at 9 a.m. Vaccines will be administered at the Health Center located next to the Trojan Center on campus. Troy University has received 2,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine. The university says distribution will strictly follow the guidelines determined by the Alabama Department…

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

(Johnson & Johnson via AP) The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. Health experts have anxiously awaited a one-and-done option to help speed vaccinations. The virus has already killed more than 510,000 people in the…

Fauci: Whatever Vaccine is Available, Take it

 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says if a coronavirus vaccine is available, regardless of which one, take it. The top U.S. infectious disease expert told NBC on Thursday a third vaccine becoming available “is nothing but good news” and would help control the pandemic. U.S. regulators announced Wednesday that Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers strong…

CVS Offering COVID-19 Vaccines at Some Local Stores

CVS Health has added some of its Alabama pharmacies to the list of stores offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those in the groups eligible to receive it. This includes several locations in our area: Camden Evergreen Greensboro Jackson Lanett Tuskegee Union Springs Alabama is one of 17 states where CVS is offering the vaccine. Appointments for the latest allocation of…

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Offered in Troy on Thursday

A drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be offered in Troy on Thursday. The clinic will be at the Walmart Supercenter on U.S. Highway 231. The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to those who are eligible to get it. SET UP APPOINTMENT FIND OUT IF YOU’RE ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINE Categories: Coronavirus, News, Troy Tags: coronavirus vaccine, COVID-19 vaccine, troy alabama, troy…

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Selma Will Close After Giving Out 5,000 Doses

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Selma will not open on Thursday or Friday because it has given out all 5,000 doses it was allotted for the week. That’s according to Maegan Austin, the growth and outreach director with Vaughan Regional Medical Center, who confirmed the news to Alabama News Network. The drive-through clinic had been held at Bloch Park and…

Update: City Says Vaccination Clinic Was a Success

Vaccination clinic held at the old Montgomery Mall – Alabama News Network The City of Montgomery says Saturday’s vaccination clinic was a success, with 1,100 doses provided. The clinic was held at the old Montgomery Mall for people in the 1A+ group, which included first responders, health care workers and those 75 years old and older. It had been expected…