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Vaccination Clinic & Food Giveaway Held Together in Linden

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Three non-profit organizations get together in Marengo County — to put COVID vaccine in people’s arms — and food in people’s bellies. The Moore Wright Group and the United Christian Community Association partner to distribute food to people in Marengo County — to help them feed their families during the COVID pandemic. “We’re part of…

Baptist Health Hosts Vaccination Clinics in Montgomery & Prattville

Baptist Health officials say they are expanding the COVID-19 vaccination efforts with the opening of two clinics in the River Region. Anyone wanting to get the COVID-19 vaccine will be required to set up an appointment. The Montgomery Clinic is located at 3989 Eastern Boulevard. The hours are from 8:00AM-3:00PM Monday through Friday. The Prattville Clinic, which is part of…

Gov. Ivey Announces All People Age 16 and Up Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that starting Monday, April 5, all Alabamians ages 16+ will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. She made the announcement while attending the Alabama National Guard’s free vaccination clinic in her hometown of Camden. Ivey says the state is on the path forward in recovering from the pandemic. She says she believes the vaccine…

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…

Debunking Coronavirus Vaccine Myths

With two Coronavirus vaccine products available and another on track to be in use soon, some people are wondering which vaccine is the best? According to Dr. Scott Harris, the top health official in Alabama, all of the products are effective at preventing serious illness or death. “The best vaccine to take is the one that you have offered to…

Ivey urges patience with Alabama’s vaccine rollout

Gov. Kay Ivey received the second and final dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Montgomery (Source: Governor Ivey’s Office/Twitter) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is urging people to be patient amid the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Ivey addressed reporters Tuesday after receiving her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The governor said the state…

First Pfizer Vaccine Doses Administered in Montgomery

  Just one day after Baptist South saw its highest COVID-19 hospitalizations, the first three Pfizer vaccines were administered in Montgomery. Three healthcare employees (Pulmonologist Dr. David Thrasher, Lab team member, Amy Bohannon, and RN/emergency department Jared Knighting,) met the requirements for the vaccine. All were included in Phase 1A, were eligible and were interested in taking the vaccine. All…

U.S. Allows Emergency COVID-19 Vaccine in Bid to End Pandemic

The U.S. has given the final go-ahead to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, launching emergency vaccinations in a bid to end the pandemic. Shots will begin in a few days after Friday’s decision by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA called the vaccine from Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech safe and strongly protective. But initial doses are scarce…

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Faces Last Hurdle Before US Decision

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine faces one final hurdle before an expected decision to greenlight the shot for use in millions of Americans. Food and Drug Administration advisers meet Thursday to scrutinize the company’s data for any red flags or oversights. The public review comes as U.K. regulators investigate two apparent cases of allergic reaction to the vaccine. Safety…

Feds Allegedly Passed up Chance to Lock in More Pfizer Vaccine Doses

Courtesy: Ap News WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump aims to take credit for the speedy development of forthcoming coronavirus vaccines, even as his administration is coming under scrutiny for allegedly failing to lock in a chance to buy millions of additional doses of one of the leading coronavirus vaccine contenders this summer. That decision could delay the delivery of…