East Central District Public Health Departments to hold free walk-in COVID-19 clinics, no appointments effective June 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: East Central Public Health District(334) 293-6481 County health departments in the East Central Public Health District will offer free walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations without appointments beginning June 1. The Moderna vaccine will be given to people age 18 and older. These are the locations, days and times for the walk-in COVID-19 vaccine…

Loosened mask and social distancing recommendations provide new incentives for Alabamians to be vaccinated for COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Landers, M.D.(256) 383-1231 Anyone who is fully vaccinated can now participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physically distancing from others, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday. COVID-19 cases have continued to fall dramatically, and the CDC reports that…

Governor Ivey announces COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to be expanded in Alabama to include individuals age 12 and older, effective immediately

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Gina Maiola, Office of Governor Kay Ivey(334) 242-7150 Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced Alabama is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include individuals age 12 and older, effective immediately. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents with the Centers…

Join in the Race to End COVID with testing and vaccination event at Talladega Superspeedway; Participants offered a free drive on the track May 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mark Johnson, (256) 547-6311 NOTE TO MEDIA: Free photos and video are available for download at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3sddbllj0zzjgx6/AACuaOPSYcK62EUOhkWRHBaua?dl=0 On Saturday, May 15, join the race to end COVID-19 by getting your free COVID-19 test and/or vaccine and then enjoying the exclusive opportunity to drive around the world-famous Talladega Superspeedway. The event is…

How Do I Find a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Scheduling vaccination appointments Most vaccination providers schedule vaccination appointments online. To schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment, visit vaccine providers online scheduling services. If you have question about scheduling your vaccination appointment contact a vaccination provider directly. CDC cannot schedule a vaccination appointment. CDC cannot assist with verifying, rescheduling or cancelling your vaccination. If you need…

NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2021

News Release Wednesday, May 5, 2021 On World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health reaffirms its commitment to research to improve the lives of people with asthma. More than 25 million people in the United States have asthma, including 5.1 million children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This chronic lung…

Stillbirth prevention campaign launches in Alabama during pandemic; Goal is to save 169 babies every year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Samille Jackson(334) 206-9339 CONTACT: Emily Price, Healthy Birth Day, Inc. Executive Director(515) 505-0318 The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is partnering with Count the Kicks, an evidence-based stillbirth prevention public health campaign, to educate and empower expectant parents in Alabama about the importance of tracking fetal movement in the third…