COVID-19 Vaccination Information
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has developed a vaccination plan and has responsibility for distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccinations following a phased approach.
CURRENT ADPH VACCINATION PHASE FOR SHELBY COUNTY:
Current Phase 1a and elements of 1b
1a - Critical healthcare workforce and residents of long-term care; 1b - Essential workers at highest risk for work related exposure and persons in identified age groups at risk for COVID-19 associated morbidity and mortality
Phase 1b includes persons age 75 years and older; frontline essential workers; persons working or living in congregate settings. On January 18, Alabama moved statewide into Phase 1b. The Alabama Department of Public Health has stated all COVID-19 vaccination appointments made through county health departments are full at this time. At present, there are no more appointments available at county health departments. Callers to the Statewide vaccine hotline (1-855-566-5333) can supply their information to be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted as soon as more appointments are available. This statewide hotline is active from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days a week. You may also get on the waiting list by calling the local ADPH lines at 205-685-4190 or 205-664-2470. View vaccination locations. Additional locations in Shelby County have been identified and will be published once vaccine doses are available. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) knows that many Alabamians are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to their risk group. As the supply of COVID-19 vaccine is limited at the moment, ADPH is following the guidance of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for prioritization of risk groups.
Vaccine Update: A newly created map is available on the ADPH COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard: arcg.is/OrCey. The map depicts sites other than hospitals that have been selected to receive vaccine. The state's allocation is minimal, so many sites may not have vaccine on hand. While hospitals in a few areas of the state have begun vaccinating other groups, most hospitals are still working to ensure their frontline workers are vaccinated. Information about hospital vaccine availability will be added later when vaccine is available for additional groups.
Please consider following these recommendations for daily activities from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention):
- Wear a face covering when around people from other households
- Wash your hands frequently and when soiled. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve or tissue, not your hand.
- Avoid touching face, eyes, or nose with hands.
- Practice social distancing...do not go to crowded stores or venues.
- Stay at home when sick and encourage co-workers, employees, or students to do the same.
- If you are sick with fever, cough, etc...call your doctor or Teledoc to inform and do not go to office to spread germs or pick up germs.
- Self-isolate family members at home when they are sick so not to expose others in household.
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