Pregnant women and other eligible Alabamians ages 12 and older are urged to be vaccinated for COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Landers, M.D., F.A.A.P.(256) 383-1231 As dozens of pregnant women and pediatric patients with COVID-19 in Alabama are hospitalized each day, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) urges all pregnant women and all eligible adolescents ages 12 through 17 to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition to hospitalization, pregnant women…

Post-COVID Conditions

Types of Post-COVID Conditions New or Ongoing Symptoms Some people experience a range of new or ongoing symptoms that can last weeks or months after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Unlike some of the other types of post-COVID conditions that tend only to occur in people who have had severe illness,…

NIH builds large nationwide study population of tens of thousands to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19

News Release Wednesday, September 15, 2021 The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19. The NIH REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative made the parent award to New York University (NYU) Langone Health,…

Monoclonal antibody drug shipments will be based on states’ COVID-19 incidence; distribution to be coordinated by states instead of directly from suppliers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Landers, M.D.(256) 383-1231 The increased incidence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 has caused a substantial surge in the use of monoclonal antibody products. Monoclonal antibody treatments help those at high risk for serious COVID illness, individuals who have recently tested positive for the virus, or people who are close…

Monoclonal antibody products are available for some high-risk COVID-19 patients and some who have been exposed, but are not a replacement for vaccination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Landers, M.D.(256) 383-1231 Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 helps those at high risk for serious illness by building rapid immunity to the virus and preventing hospitalization, but these products are only for those at high risk for serious illness, individuals who have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or people who…

Alabama Department of Public Health announces KICK COVID campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Taylor Bondstbonds@brunoeventteam.com The Alabama Department of Public Health has partnered with Bruno Event Team to launch the KICK COVID vaccination and testing campaign. The objective of KICK COVID is to promote vaccinations and education regarding vaccine efficacy by leveraging the state’s passion for college football. The statewide campaign will offer COVID-19…