COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

(Johnson & Johnson via AP, File) Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a statement on the federal government recommendation that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be paused. In a joint statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in…

Jackson Hospital Pausing Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Jackson Hospital says it will follow the government recommendation that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be paused. In a joint statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. More than 6.8 million…

Winn-Dixie Suspending Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

With the U.S. recommending a pause in giving out the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, Winn-Dixie Stores across Alabama says it will join others in suspending using the vaccine at its free clinics. In a joint statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in…

AUM Offering Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Urges Community Members to Schedule Appointment

Auburn University at Montgomery is making Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines available to eligible community members. Community members meeting the eligibility requirements outlined by the Alabama Department of Public Health can receive the vaccine. Those looking to receive the vaccine at AUM must register online for an appointment. The dates for appointments will be Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9 at…

CDC Tracking COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

More than 40 million Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As with other vaccines, there can be side effects. The CDC is tracking those side effects, even launching a new app so people can check in after receiving the vaccine. Common symptoms can include pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site. Some skin rashes have also been reported. Doctors…

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…

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…

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….

Alabama National Guard Begins COVID Vaccination Clinics in Rural Areas

The National Guard began its first round of vaccination clinics in Andalusia and Livingston, Alabama today to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations. The goal for the clinics is to give out roughly 1,100 vaccinations per day. They began giving out vaccinations at 9 am and before they opened, residents were already lined up eager to begin their treatment. The clinics close at…

Hyundai Partners with ASU to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine to Hyundai Employees

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) has announced a partnership with Alabama State University (ASU) to vaccinate HMMA team members who wish to be vaccinated but have not yet had a chance to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from other sources in the community. ASU will be holding two vaccination clinics exclusively for HMMA team members on Friday, March 26, and Saturday,…