vaccination rates

Amid Virus Surge, Rising Vaccination Rates Offer Hope

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s improving COVID-19 vaccination rates are offering a glimmer of hope to medical officials as the state continues to see a crush of virus patients in hospitals. But there is also concern about what is coming as the state moves through Labor Day weekend gatherings, the start of football season and other potentially virus-spreading events. State…

About One-Third of Alabama Counties at Great Risk for Virus

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Statistics show that about one-third of Alabama’s counties are at very high risk for COVID-19 as vaccination rates continue to lag. Overall caseloads and hospitalizations remain far below levels when the pandemic was at worst early this year. But state health statistics show the potential for infection remains elevated in areas including Birmingham, Huntsville, and Montgomery….