As coronavirus reasserts its dominance in the community, officials at UAB are reinstituting its mass drive-through vaccination sites, and the Jefferson County Health Department has set vaccination clinics at all three of its locations. Vaccinations also are available at many drug stores, and many doctors offer the shots. For information on where vaccinations are available, Read more.
MONTGOMERY —While state officials have held off offering any kind of statewide COVID-19 vaccine incentives, more than a dozen Alabama community colleges are offering perks for students and staff who get the shot. Read more.
MONTGOMERY — The Legislature approved several bills Thursday. Here is a wrap up on action on important legislation. Read more.
As of March 22, Alabama will expand coronavirus vaccine eligibility to include people ages 55 and older, people 16 and older who have high-risk medical conditions, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and additional critical workers.
That’s about 2 million more people who will become eligible for the vaccine, while the state receives between 110,000 and 120,000 first doses of the vaccine each week, according to a statement released Friday by the Alabama Department of Public Health. Once the new categories are added, two-thirds of Alabama residents will be eligible for the vaccine. Read more.
Bills in the Alabama Legislature would require health care providers to check a statewide patient database before administering vaccines and update the registry when they give any. Read more.