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COVID-19 vaccination eligibility expanded in Alabama to include persons ages 65 through 74 and others

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday starting February 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people 65 or older, and additional groups of frontline workers. The Vaccine Allocation Plan is available at www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf Frontline critical workers listed in the plan are as follows: First responders Corrections…

ADPH launches COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Check and Scheduling Portal

This News Release comes from Alabama Department of Public Health The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has launched an online portal for individuals to check their eligibility for vaccination and make appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at county health departments. The easy-to-navigate portal also provides up-to-date information about additional drive-through and walk-in clinics being offered.…

Dr. Anthony Fauci Applauds Moderna’s Program to Create COVID-19 Booster for South African Variant

As Moderna is set to begin working on a COVID-19 booster shot to combat the new South African variant of the virus, the United States’ leading infectious diseases expert called the move “prudently cautious.” Speaking to Newsweek  Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated the pharmaceutical company’s move to…