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…

Selma COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Moved from Bloch Park to Wallace Community College

Due to weather conditions, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announces that the COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Selma on Thursday, February 18,  has been moved from Bloch Park to Wallace Community College, 300 Earl Goodwin Parkway, Selma. The clinic will be indoors from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Both first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be…

AUM To Offer COVID-19 Vaccine to Those Who Qualify

Auburn University at Montgomery says it will offer an allotment of the COVID-19 vaccine starting this week. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to any community members who meets ADPH’s Phase 1A and 1B guidelines. The clinic will be held on Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18 from 8:00AM to 11:00AM and 1:30PM to 4:00PM at the AUM…

More than 8,000 Vaccines Given at Montgomery Clinic This Week

Montgomery COVID-19 Drive-Up Vaccination Clinic/Source: Alabama News Network Baptist Health officials say more than 8,000 people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Montgomery Drive-Up Vaccine Clinic this week. Along with the original 5,000 doses provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health, Baptist Health was able to provide an additional 3,000 doses from its current community…

Vaccine Skepticism lurks in Tuskegee 40 Years After the Infamous Syphilis Study

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — The coronavirus immunization campaign is off to a shaky start in Tuskegee, Alabama. Area leaders point to a lingering distrust of medicine that is linked to a 40-year government study here that used unknowing Black men as guinea pigs to study syphilis. Several people in the mostly Black city are trying to set an example by…

ADPH Offering Free COVID-19 Vaccines in Several Counties Across Alabama

The Alabama Department of Public Health has announced that it is holding vaccine clinics in several counties across our viewing area. The clinics will be in Macon County, Lee County, Bullock County, Elmore County, Autuga County, Lowdnes County, Tallapoosa County and Montgomery County. Healthcare workers, nursing home residents, people 75-years-old and older, and first responders are those eligible to receive…

Birmingham VA Expands Vaccine Program; More Doses Still Key

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Birmingham VA Health Care System is expanding its ability to vaccinate veterans against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, provided it can get enough doses of the vaccine. A partnership with the United Way of Central Alabama will allow the agency to provide as many as 1,000 shots a day beginning Monday to veterans who are…

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…

COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Lowndes Co. Health Department

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Protection from COVID-19 is now available at the Lowndes County Health Department in Hayneville. The Moderna vaccine is currently being administered to frontline healthcare workers and first responders. The vaccine is given in two doses — 30 days apart. “By me working with Collerine Volunteer Fire Department I came on and got it and I’m…