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UPDATE: ADPH will open 8 drive-through vaccination clinics

Angelina Health District will distribute 700 doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week at a special...
Angelina Health District will distribute 700 doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week at a special event.(File photo)
Updated: Feb. 2, 2021 at 3:19 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Update: The Alabama Department of Public Health will open eight large scale drive-through clinics throughout the state.

Clinics will be located in Anniston, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma, and Tuscaloosa. ADPH says their goal is for each location to be able to give 1,000 vaccines per day that week, totaling 40,000 doses administered. David Spillers, Huntsville Hospital System CEO said the Huntsville and Madison community will use the clinic at John Hunt Park and the Jaycees.

Vaccinations will begin on February 8, for people 65 or older and frontline critical workers.

Original: The COVID-19 vaccine has been in Alabama for over a month, but people are still having issues making appointments to get them!

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced its launch of a new online portal for people to check their eligibility for their COVID-19 vaccination, and to make appointments at county health departments!

According to a release from the department, by entering information in the portal, people can confirm their eligibility, select a county where they want to schedule their vaccination, and indicate if they are interested in receiving an e-mail when the vaccine becomes available for additional priority groups.

Additionally, the portal provides practical information for scheduled appointments such as what they should bring, mask requirements, and a vaccine fact sheet. It also includes links to click to view a complete list of vaccine providers in the state and other information on the Alabama COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard.

On February 8, the addition of people 65 or older and frontline critical workers will add over 1 million more people that are eligible to receive a vaccine.

This portal is only for making appointments at local health departments. Sites listed in the portal have limited supply of vaccine available.

Access the portal here, https://www.alcovidvaccine.gov/

For general information about COVID-19, the COVID-19 Information Hotline number is 1-800-270-7268.

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