MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile County Health Department is hosting two COVID-19 vaccine events starting Jan. 5 for county residents. 

The vaccine events come at a perfect time since many Mobilians may be overdue for a booster shot. 

Service workers, construction, finance and many other workers were not able to receive the vaccine until it was opened to those in May of 2021

If you were vaccinated around May or June of 2021, you may need a booster shot. The CDC recommends that Pfizer and Moderna recipients 18 and over should receive their booster shot after 6 months of their second shot. 

After 6 months, the effectiveness of the initial vaccines decreases over time. Booster shots provide greater protection against the virus and other variants, according to the CDC. 

Without the booster, you may be more susceptible to catching the virus. 

Residents can receive these vaccines at both events:

  • Pfizer mRNA vaccine
  • Moderna mRNA vaccine
  • A pediatric version of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine will also be available.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will only be given out at the second vaccine event on Jan. 10.

The vaccine events will be held:

  • Jan. 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 19130 Pine Grove Road in Mount Vernon. 
  • Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VIA! Health, Fitness and Enrichments Center at 1717 Dauphin St. in Mobile.

Residents are required to bring their CDC vaccination card for their second, third or booster doses. Masks are required at all MCHD events.

The event is first-come, first-serve.