University of Alabama to offer coronavirus vaccinations to some people

Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 7:07 PM CST
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The University of Alabama has received about 3,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine. People eligible to be vaccinated will be notified soon.

“Our officials are carefully organizing distribution to eligible faculty, staff, and students,” according to Dr. Richard Friend, Dean of the College of Community Health Sciences.

People in high risk groups are among those first able to get vaccinated. That group includes UA healthcare providers, first responders, Capstone Village residents, and the Capstone College of Nursing.

“Vaccination is not required at this time, but it is strongly encouraged and to help make informed decisions, information about the vaccine can be found on the CDC website,” Friend continued.

Email and text notifications will be going out soon. If someone who is eligible to get vaccinated and chooses not to, the next person in their particular group will be contacted about setting up an appointment or also declining.

“We want every member of our campus community who receives a vaccine to have a safe, efficient, and very pleasant experience,” Friend added.

Vaccinations start Friday and will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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