Vaccination distribution: When and where can you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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(WKRG) — The first COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed in the U.S., and many are wondering when and where they can get a vaccine. Availability is different from state to state. Here’s what we know now.

Vaccine in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced starting Feb. 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people 65 or older, and additional groups of frontline workers.

Frontline critical workers listed in the plan are as follows:

  • First responders
  • Corrections officers
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Public transit workers
  • People who work in the education sector (teachers, support staff, community college and higher education)
  • Childcare workers
  • Judiciary (including but not limited to) circuit judges, district judges and district attorneys

The additional priority groups will add over 1 million people that are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Alabama. While just under 2 million people will qualify to receive the vaccine, the state continues to only receive around 100,000 doses each week.

Covered in this expanded group are people at high risk for work-related exposure and persons in identified age groups at risk for COVID-19 associated morbidity and mortality. These include people working or living in congregate settings including but not limited to homeless shelters and group homes.

As a courtesy to others, healthier people age 65 and older and workers who fall in these groups are encouraged to consider delaying their vaccination so that more vulnerable people can access vaccine ahead of them.

To schedule an appointment for the free COVID-19 vaccination at a county health department, individuals may call the ADPH COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Hotline at 1-855-566-5333. For general information about COVID-19, the COVID-19 Information Hotline number is 1-800-270-7268. The vaccine providers can be found within the Alabama COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard at arcg.is/OrCey.

Phase 1

1a: Frontline health workers, including clinical and non‐clinical, in hospitals, nursing homes, or those providing in‐home or mental health care directly; workers in other healthcare settings providing services with a risk of exposure to fluids and aerosols
1b: Essential workers at highest risk for work-related exposure; persons in identified age groups
at risk for COVID 19 associated morbidity and mortality
1c: Persons in identified age groups at risk for COVID 19 associated morbidity and mortality not included in Phase 1 b; persons with high-risk medical conditions; essential workers not recommended for vaccination in Phase 1B

Phase 2

All persons in age groups not previously recommended for vaccine; general population not included in earlier phases.

Read the detailed allocation plan in the link below:

MOBILE COUNTY

CITY OF MOBILE COVID-19 INFORMATION

Mobile County Health Department vaccination events:

All vaccination events are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and run until allocation is exhausted. Tune your FM radio to 103.1 when you get near the site for vaccine information. All second dose clinics require CDC card, and participants should have been vaccinated by MCHD with MODERNA with the corresponding date to return.

Second Vaccine Dose:

Mar 2  – Semmes Family Health Clinic (Second Dose from February 2nd)

Mar 3 – Eight Mile Family Health Clinic (Second Dose from February 3rd)

Mar 4 – Citronelle Family Health (Second Dose from February 4th)

Mar 8 – Mt. Vernon, Belsaw Middle School, 1650 Gartman Circle, (Clinic Second Dose from February 8th)

Mar 25 – Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal (Second Dose from February 25th)

Mar 27 – Redemption Church (Second Dose from February 27th)


USA Health has released an online tool that will allow residents to indicate their interest in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at the Mobile Civic Center as part of its partnership with the City of Mobile.

Those who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Civic Center can sign up online at c19vaccine.southalabama.edu. This will only let USA Health know who is interested in receiving a vaccine. It will NOT generate an appointment for vaccination. Information provided through the online tool will be used to contact those who want the vaccine based on two factors: When eligibility of certain groups is approved by the Alabama Department of Public Health and when USA Health has received enough vaccine to begin giving the shots to those who are eligible. 

For more information, got to mchdcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243). Check the website frequently, as vaccine clinic will be scheduled as soon as the additional vaccine is received.


Springhill Medical Center
— By appointment only, no walkups
— springhillmedicalcenter.com

BALDWIN COUNTY

ADPH will conduct drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinics at OWA in Foley on the following dates, pending vaccine availability.

Eligible groups are listed below:

65 and older and additional groups of frontline workers: first responders, corrections officers, food and agriculture workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, people who work in the education sector and judiciary employees.

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED. Location is at OWA  (1501 S. OWA Blvd., Foley, AL 36535).  Here is a map of the location.

03/02/2021 from 9:00am- 3:00pm. A limited amount of first dose vaccines will be distributed. Second doses will be given for those who received first doses at OWA.

03/04/2021 from 9:00am- 3:00pm. A limited amount of first dose vaccines will be distributed. Second doses will be given for those who received first doses at OWA.

For those receiving their second dose of the vaccine, individuals MUST bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, which was provided when their first dose was received. This will allow ADPH to confirm the second dose is received within the recommended time frame. Those receiving their second dose of vaccine will be served in a designated line. 

Individuals are encouraged to plan for extended wait times in their vehicles, as this will be a drive-through only clinic. Individuals are encouraged to bring water, snacks and plan accordingly.  


The Walmart on Highway 59 in Robertsdale will administer the Pfizer shots starting Thursday, Feb. 25. Vaccinations will be by appointment only, follow this link to make an appointment. Walmart says they will follow eligibility guidelines set by the state. Address: 21141 AL 59, Robertsdale, AL 36567

WASHINGTON COUNTY

No vaccinations scheduled presently.

65 and older and additional groups of frontline workers: first responders, corrections officers, food and agriculture workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, people who work in the education sector, and judiciary employees. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

MONROE COUNTY

No vaccinations scheduled presently.

65 and older and additional groups of frontline workers: first responders, corrections officers, food and agriculture workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, people who work in the education sector and judiciary employees.

CLARKE COUNTY

No vaccinations scheduled presently.

Those 65 and older and additional groups of frontline workers, including first responders, corrections officers, food and agriculture workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, people who work in the education sector and judiciary employees can get vaccinated. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY

No vaccinations scheduled presently

Those 65 and older and additional groups of frontline workers, including first responders, corrections officers, food and agriculture workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, people who work in the education sector and judiciary employees can get vaccinated. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED. Update: All Appointments are filled at this time.

CONECUH COUNTY

No vaccinations scheduled presently.

Those 65 and older and additional groups of frontline workers, including first responders, corrections officers, food and agriculture workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, people who work in the education sector and judiciary employees can get vaccinated. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

Vaccine in Northwest Florida

Information about Florida’s statewide vaccination distribution plan can be found on the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. You can also sign up to receive updates via text
message by texting “FLCOVID19” to the number 888-777.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a new executive order Jan. 4 directing that the next priority group for vaccinations in Florida should be persons age 65 and older. The seniors group follows the first priority group, which is healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents and staff.  

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program may begin as early as Thursday, Feb. 11 at Publix, Walmart and Winn-Dixie:

Escambia County

Due to inclement weather, this week’s COVID-19 vaccine shipment has been delayed impacting this week’s distribution plan. FDPH-Escambia is in the process of rescheduling appointments for the week of Feb. 22, 2021. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3u2o88x

FDOH-Escambia received an additional Moderna vaccine allotment. They are in the process of contacting individuals who completed the COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form to schedule appointments. Each form submission includes a time stamp, which is taken into consideration when scheduling appointments.

If you completed the online form and receive a phone call from a State of Florida number, please answer the phone. It could be FDOH-Escambia staff calling to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.


Ascension Sacred Heart: To schedule a future appointment, visit getascensioncare.com/access/florida/pensacola/ and and monitor the Sacred Heart Facebook page for announcements. They will continue to hold clinics as supply becomes available.

Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa County, Florida has transitioned to a State managed appointment system. Click here for more information on how to schedule an appointment.

Okaloosa County

The Florida Department of Health Okaloosa will announce additional vaccination clinic events when details are finalized. Do not call to schedule an appointment until the next vaccination clinic has been announced. Appointments cannot be scheduled by email.  

Any person, regardless of age, who is deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by their physician may receive their vaccine at the DOH-Okaloosa drive-thru vaccination clinics. This is in addition to persons 65 and older and health care workers with direct patient contact. Appointments are still available for vaccination clinics March 1-6. 

Persons deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, regardless of age, will need to bring a note either on their physician’s prescription pad or clinic letterhead. The document must include the physician’s typed name as well as signature and a statement that the named patient has been deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 to the vaccination event. Persons under 65 years of age who present without a signed note meeting these criteria will not be vaccinated.  

Appointments are still available over the phone and online through Eventbrite. To make an appointment call 850-344-0566 or visit myokaloosa.com/bcc/covid-19/vaccine to register with Eventbrite. 

Updates will be added at www.healthyokaloosa.com.  

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