Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) have announced starting, Monday, February 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people 65 or older, and additional groups of frontline workers. Among those eligible for a vaccine are clergy/ministers.
Additionally, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has launched an online, easy-to-navigate portal for individuals to check their eligibility for vaccination and to make appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at county health departments. The portal also provides up-to-date information about additional drive-through and walk-in clinics being offered.
The portal can be accessed at https://www.alcovidvaccine.gov.
State officials explain that the demand for vaccines continues to greatly exceed supply. The additional priority groups will add more than 1 million people who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Alabama. While just under 2 million people now qualify to receive the vaccine, the state continues to only receive around 100,000 doses each week.
ADPH notes, “If the supply of vaccine products from the federal government increases, ADPH expects that access to appointments for priority groups will increase as well. Individuals are encouraged to visit drive-through and walk-in clinics, or other vaccine providers, if appointments are not currently available at a county health department location.”
For a complete list of vaccine providers, please visit Alabama’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard.
Alabama's COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plan is available at www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf