Jefferson County Offers Call Center for Information About Vaccinations

A vaccine being prepared. (Source: Pxhere)

Jefferson County has set up a call center to provide information to the public about COVID-19 vaccines and to help coordinate vaccinations.

The Alabama COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Plan is being used to show priorities for the use of the vaccines, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practice.

Because of limited supplies of the vaccines, the first doses are being given to frontline healthcare workers, emergency medical service providers and residents of long-term care facilities. The Jefferson County Health Department will inform the public when vaccines will be available to other segments of the population.

Individuals and organizations in Jefferson County who believe they are in the current phase of vaccinations may call the JCUC Call Center at 205-858-2221 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Language interpreters are available upon request.

The call center was set up by the Jefferson County Department of Health and Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency through the county’s Unified Command.

Anyone seeking general information about vaccinations may visit this site. Healthcare providers, pharmacies or other entities wishing to order vaccine to become a vaccination provider may go to here.