Vaccine

Birmingham Park Board approves plans to use Legion Field as COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Birmingham City Council President William Parker said the goal is to have the Legion Field site open 24/7 for vaccine distribution, as the Biden Administration begins their efforts to distribute 100 million vaccines in the first 100 days he is in office.

  UAB updates vaccine demand and use in Jefferson County

  UAB looking to start mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in Jefferson County

  Folks 75 and up now able to receive COVID vaccine in Jefferson County

  Residents at Tuscaloosa assisted living center vaccinated for COVID-19

  Feds tell states to vaccinate people 65 and older, AL leaders say there’s not enough vaccines

  Alabama Army and Air National Guard & Airmen at Maxwell Air Force Base get vaccine

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  State health officials say healthcare workers getting vaccinated after originally declining

JeffCo Health Dept. to activate vaccination sites Monday

  UAB study finds small number of minorities planning to get COVID-19 vaccine

  Drug store association says pharmacies could give 100 million vaccines in 30 days

  What impact could the new COVID variant have on schools

  ADPH disputes CDC vaccine ranking

  ADPH: COVID-19 Percent positive rate down slightly in Alabama

According to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, the percent positive rate is 17.8% which is down from a 20% rate last week.

  Alabama truckers deal with pandemic, wait for vaccine

Truck drivers are among those responsible for delivering the vaccine, but can’t get it themselves anytime soon.

  When will mass vaccinations start for teachers?

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey and the state’s top health officials met Thursday morning to continue talks on how to get more teachers access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

DCH expanding coronavirus treatment efforts and offering more time for vaccinations

DCH started an outpatient anti-body treatment where anti-bodies are administered through I-V’s several months ago.

  Doctors say flu-like symptoms may happen after second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  When could we get out of this pandemic?

  Ivey responds as ADPH overwhelmed by phone calls about COVID-19 vaccination

  What? When? Where? Alabama’s vaccine response

  State considering making COVID vaccine more accessible to seniors and low-income neighborhoods

  Fair Haven Nursing Home vaccinates more than 300 employees and residents

  Urgent Care preparing to provide more vaccines daily

Mainstreet Urgent Care is one of the facilities that received vaccine supply, and has been asked by the state to triple their daily vaccination rate

  Leaders working to provide vaccine access in Coosa County

State leaders continue to roll out the COVID-19 vaccines across the state, but the process to get it to you is a little more challenging in some areas.

  City of Tuscaloosa discussing partnership with ADPH

The city of Tuscaloosa could be helping the state in the fight against COVID-19.

  Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center vaccinating a new group of veterans this week

The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center has moved to the second phase of vaccinating people in West Alabama.

  Vaccination update and concerns

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the country, vaccination rates are starting to increase here in Alabama.

100-year-old veteran gets second COVID-19 vaccine

Col. Cooper got his first vaccine at the VA before Christmas.

ADPH: No more vaccine appointments, but you can join waiting list

Staff continues working to expand vaccine scheduling capabilities at the call center, but right now there are no more appointments available at county health departments.

  Sen. Tommy Tuberville on the seriousness of COVID-19, the Capitol riot

Tuberville said he is visiting hospitals across the state, including VA hospitals to see how healthcare workers and first responders are helping fight COVID-19.

  Walgreens, CVS chains could distribute millions of vaccines when permitted

Drug store companies have been helping vaccinate long-term care residents, but they will eventually be able to vaccinate everyone.

  Expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to more people

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called for the expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday. They want to include those who are 65 years old and older.

  UAB’s Dr. Saag: COVID-19 vaccine side effects I had were ‘well worth it’

Dr. Michael Saag, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at UAB, released a new message about the COVID-19 vaccine and brief, possible side effects, that he said are worth it.

Reeves on vaccine rollout: ‘We’re working ahead of schedule’

A record-high 98 deaths were reported by the Mississippi Department of Health on Tuesday.

200 vaccines available for Shelby County residents age 75 and older

Shelby County leaders said Tuesday there are now 200 COVID-19 vaccines available for residents who are 75 and older.

Gov. Kay Ivey, health leaders receive second COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccines will be administered at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery.

Cullman Regional Medical Center pre-registering hundreds for COVID-19 vaccine

Cullman has the Pfizer vaccine that requires the ultra-cold storage, so their patients have to come to them.

  More folks in Tuscaloosa now able to get coronavirus vaccination

DCH Regional Medical Center is ready to give some people their final coronavirus vaccination.

ADPH: COVID-19 vaccine limited, patience urged

ADPH doctors and leaders urge patience as more people across Alabama want and have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

  JCDH call center for COVID-19 vaccine receives 3,300 calls in first week

The call center will provide information to the public regarding COVID-19 vaccines, and assist with coordinating vaccination efforts for critical populations in Jefferson County.

Cullman Regional creates waitlist for COVID-19 vaccination clinics

“We are actively working to get as many high-risk community members scheduled as possible.”

ADPH: Only call COVID-19 vaccine hotline if you qualify

The Alabama Department of Public Health is asking those who do not qualify to schedule a vaccine at this time to stop calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Hotline.

  UAB doctor talks myths behind COVID-19 vaccine

UAB is now starting to administer second doses of the covid-19 vaccine to it’s employees.

  ADPH explains COVID-19 vaccine hotline purpose after 338,000 calls in one day

There has been some confusion about what the hotline is for, which is just appointments for those who qualify.

  ADPH says we are still in phase 1A of vaccine distribution plan after expanding to allow people 75 years or older

Dr. Landers said more than 300,000 people now qualify in the 75 years or older category.

  ADPH working to maintain COVID-19 testing as vaccines continue to roll out

The Alabama Department of Health is trying to balance both COVID-19 testing sites and vaccine distribution.

  ADPH: Vaccination appointments for people 75 and older and first responders

ADPH leaders said the addition of these groups is not a full expansion into the next phase of the vaccine rollout.

  DCH gets more coronavirus vaccine, still asking for the public’s help

DCH Regional Medical Center started Friday on a good note. The hospital got its second shipment of coronavirus vaccine when 2,925 more doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived.

  University of Alabama begins COVID-19 vaccinations

UA healthcare providers, residents and employees at Capstone Village, first responders and people in vulnerable populations in the University’s community are eligible to get vaccinated.

  Second vaccine dose may evoke more ‘intense’ symptoms

The second dose is what gives you the full effects and unfortunately that can mean heightened side-effects.

  How are COVID-19 vaccine distributions going in rural counties?

COVID-19 vaccines have been in Alabama for a little more than three weeks now. The daunting task of vaccinating the entire nation is underway, but that may be more difficult for rural areas.

  Jefferson County vaccination update

The county is working to vaccinate healthcare workers most exposed to COVID-19 first and Jefferson County has a lot of healthcare workers.

Alabama leaders warn of scams involving COVID-19 testing, vaccines

ADPH and Alabama Medicaid Agency leaders said people are being contacted at their homes for the purpose of being offered COVID-19 vaccinations at home.

Over 400 vaccinations for group 1A, 1B administered in Gadsden

Health care staff ran out of vaccine around 10:00 a.m. Thursday.

  Calhoun County man says he got the vaccine because he misses his family

Hundreds of people have been lining up in Calhoun County to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Many saying it’s their civic duty to help get this pandemic under control.

Calhoun County health leaders continue vaccinating people 75 and older, supplies run out

Those 75 years and older, who live in Calhoun County, got a second chance at getting the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning, but supplies weren’t available for very long.

  Calhoun Co. allows vaccinations for those 75 years or older, reaches allotment Wednesday morning

Those who are 75 years or older can now come to the Anniston City Meeting Center until 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, and from 7a.m. to 3p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 and Thursday, January 7, 2021 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine available for outpatient veterans at Tuscaloosa VA Jan. 12

This is only for veterans 75 and older who are enrolled at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center.

  New Jefferson County vaccine hotline handling hundreds of calls

There is a new way to get information on the COVID-19 vaccines for people who live in Jefferson County.

  COVID-19 vaccinations should soon increase in Alabama

Ramping up COVID-19 vaccines in Alabama, like much of the country, has been slower than what state health leaders wanted.

JCDH establishes call center for COVID-19 vaccine

The call center will provide information to the public regarding COVID-19 vaccines, and assist with coordinating vaccination efforts for critical populations in Jefferson County.

  Are vaccine trials for children safe?

When the time comes for local vaccine trials to begin, Dr. David Kimberlin said he hoped s parents would sign their children up.

  Would single-dose COVID vaccinations help stretch supply and help protect more people?

Health leaders with the University of California and Brown University theorized only administering a single dose of COVID-19 vaccines, instead of giving second doses, to allow more people to be vaccinated.

  University of Alabama to offer coronavirus vaccinations to some people

The University of Alabama has received about 3,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine. People eligible to be vaccinated will be notified soon.

Alabama COVID-19 hospitalizations top 3,000, put other care at risk

The situation is greatly concerning, not just for those with COVID but for anyone seeking treatment of an urgent, non-COVID-related nature.

  Officials working to add COVID-19 vaccines to Legion Field testing site

Hundreds of facilities across the state are signing up to become COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites.

  BamaTracker adds vaccine dashboard with graphics

The goal of BamaTracker is make the numbers as easy to understand as possible.

  Older Alabamians may have to wait a while before they can get a COVID-19 vaccine

People in Tennessee and Florida are lining up for the COVID-19 shot after health officials in those states expanded vaccine eligibility. Now older populations in Alabama are waiting for their turn, but it could be a while.

  When will children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The distribution of vaccines so far, has been focused mainly on adults, but clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines for children may begin soon.

  A shot of hope for 2021

A shot of hope is now being spread across the country in the form of COVID-19 vaccines. More vaccines are being developed which could speed up the process.

  Local doctors aren’t surprised by nurse getting COVID-19 after vaccination

JeffCo Dr. said people have the misconception that the vaccine starts working as soon as you get the shot, but in reality it takes a little while to build up immunity.

  COVID-19 vaccine trial at UAB only requires one shot

While two vaccines are out, the process is going slowly. UAB is taking part in another vaccine trial that could help speed things along.

  Vaccine trial recruiting volunteers in Birmingham

On the government’s clinical trials website for Novavax, Birmingham is listed as one of 120 study locations nationwide.

  Report: Nurse tests positive for COVID-19 after getting vaccine

A nurse who KGTV calls Matthew W. started feeling sick on Christmas Eve, six days after his inoculation, and tested positive the day after Christmas.

After receiving vaccine, State Auditor Michael Harmon tests positive for COVID-19

Michael Harmon believes he was exposed shortly before or after receiving the first injection of the two dose vaccine on Monday.

  Local urgent care facility outlines vaccine distribution process

Mainstreet Urgent Care received the Moderna vaccine which doesn’t require the super cold storage, allowing them to roll out their program today.

  Nursing homes begin COVID-19 vaccinations

Just days before her 100th birthday, Miss Agnes Grainger was one of the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Brookdale senior living community in Homewood.

ADPH launches COVID-19 vaccine dashboard

The Alabama Department of Public Health has launched a new COVID-19 vaccine distribution dashboard.

Alabama nursing homes to begin receiving COVID vaccines

With vaccine shipments being sent across the country, the next in line here in Alabama is our nursing homes.

  UAB monitoring for allergic reactions after COVID vaccine administration

UAB health officials say they are confident in the vaccine and its effectiveness and safety.