Gov. Ivey speaks on COVID spike at Mobile ribbon cutting


MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Governor Kay Ivey encouraged Alabamians to get vaccinated Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting for the new AltaPointe Behavioral Health Crisis Center on Gordon Smith Drive.

“The weapon we have that works with COVID is to get vaccinated. Last month we’ve had 100% more in vaccination than we’ve had before. That’s encouraging. People don’t need a mandate, they just need to be encouraged to do the right thing and take the shot.”

When asked about an overwhelmed ambulance system and overcrowding in Mobile area hospitals, Gov. Ivey again sent a message to unvaccinated residents in Alabama.

“The question is how come people got sick in the first place if they take the shot. Get vaccinated and it can be all prevented and we won’t need ambulances. Folks just need to use common sense, talk to their health provider, get advice, but for goodness sake consider getting vaccinated, that’s the key.”

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