Local urgent care facility outlines vaccine distribution process

Published: Dec. 29, 2020 at 10:21 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - As more doses of the COVID-19 vaccines are shipped throughout the country, more facilities are equipped to distribute them under the state’s phased plan.

Mainstreet Urgent Care received the Moderna vaccine which doesn’t require the super cold storage, allowing them to roll out their program today. Urgent care facilities can handle Moderna vaccines, allowing locations like Mainstreet to administer them now.

The first step is on their website.

“Patients who qualify and who are interested can go on and register and select the criteria that they meet to prove they are eligible,” said Becky Stewart of Mainstreet Urgent Care.

For now, those among the professions listed in Phase 1A can register and receive the Moderna vaccine the same day.

“Once you register, it will show you, it will give you a link that will show your estimated wait time,” she said.

After the jab, be prepared to cool it for a couple minutes.

“Once you get the vaccine, you do have to stay there and be observed for 15 minutes just to make sure you don’t have any immediate reactions,” said Stewart.

They began today, with positive results.

“It doesn’t turn your skin green, you don’t grow scales, worst case is your arm is a little sore, mild achy symptoms,” said Stewart.

The cost is covered under insurance and copays are waived. In BHAM CF WBRC FOX 6OYS

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