Number of COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Given in Alabama Surpasses 1 million

Coronavirus illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More than a million doses of vaccines for COVID-19 have been administered in Alabama, the state Department of Public Health said Thursday.

In its daily update, the agency said 1,003,396 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been given, and 352,749 individuals have received both shots. A total of 1,475,925 doses have been delivered to the state.

ADPH reported 922 new cases of the coronavirus in Thursday’s daily update, bringing the total to 498,076 since the pandemic began a year ago. There were 65 new deaths, raising the total to 10,094.

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 continued to drop, with 559 inpatients across the state. That’s the lowest daily number since last June 6.