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UAB will close COVID-19 vaccination clinics at several locations

UAB COVID vaccine site at the Hoover Met SOURCE: UAB
UAB COVID vaccine site at the Hoover Met SOURCE: UAB
Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 12:56 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UAB’s Dr. Sarah Nafziger announced Thursday that the UAB COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Hoover Met will close. The last day will be May 18, 2021. Other clinics will close in May and June.

Nafziger said the UAB vaccine clinics cost about $1.4 million a month to run, and there aren’t enough people coming out to get shots.

Right now the UAB clinics are open with no appointments needed. They will also now administer the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 12-15.

Cathedral of the Cross AOH church in Center Point is currently scheduled to close at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 28. Parker High School is currently scheduled to close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 18.

UAB Hospital-Highlands will remain open for scheduled and unscheduled first- and second-dose vaccinations for now.

While UAB’s community sites will be closing over the next several weeks, those receiving vaccines at one of our locations will be able to get their second dose through UAB at the UAB Hospital-Highlands drive-through.

The public will also be able to receive first- and second-dose vaccines at the new UAB Injection Clinic, which opens Monday, May 17. The UAB Injection Clinic will be located at 539 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., in the former Regions Bank retail space at the corner of The Kirklin Clinic parking deck.

UAB will operate several pop-up sites as well over the months of May and June.

Click here for a list of available UAB clinics and times.

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