Alabama National Guard holds first COVID vaccine clinic to underserved county in southwest AL

State / Regional

MCINTOSH, Ala. (WKRG) — Members of the Alabama National Guard are putting together Washington County’s largest single-day COVID vaccine event. It’s the first time the guard has been to an underserved county in our area for vaccines. Recently Governor Kay Ivey identified 24 counties in the state as “underserved” when it comes to the COVID vaccine. Washington is the first of four counties in our area.

Starting at 9 this morning in the BASF parking lot in McIntosh, members of the Alabama National Guard will help administer more than 1,100 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Guard members have been hosting clinics in counties further north and they’ve been making their way south for the last three weeks. The question is whether we’ll have a big turnout or not. Lately, with a lot of vaccine clinics, we have seen busy mornings and then the line fades away by the mid-morning or early afternoon. This is being held in McIntosh which is further south than the county seat of Chatom. Officials hope they can also draw in people from north Mobile County and Clarke County.

Here’s a link to the information page for National Guard clinics in Alabama.

Vaccine clinic information from ADPH:

First Dose: April 6, 2021
County: Washington
Second Dose: April 27, 2021
Address: 1379 Ciba Road, Mclntosh, AL 36553

First Dose: April 7, 2021
County: Monroe
Second Dose: April 28, 2021
Address: Monroe County HS: 212 Tiger Drive, Monroeville, AL 36460

First Dose: April 8, 2021
County: Clarke
Second Dose: April 29, 2021
Address: SP Hudson Park: 115 Park Street, Grove Hill, AL 36451

First Dose: April 9, 2021
County: Conecuh
Second Dose: April 30, 2021
Address: Liberty Hills Shopping Center: 78 Liberty Hill Place, Evergreen, AL 36401

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