COVID-19 Vaccination Information
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has developed a vaccination plan and has responsibility for distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccinations following a phased approach.
CURRENT ADPH VACCINATION PHASE FOR SHELBY COUNTY:
Current Phase until January 17th
1a - Critical healthcare workforce and residents of long-term care
Alabama is currently in Phase 1a, consisting of over 326,000 healthcare workers. Per ADPH, at this time in Shelby County, COVID-19 vaccinations are only available to persons in Phase 1a along with front-line healthcare workers and first responders.
Upcoming Phase on January 18
1b - Essential workers at highest risk for work related exposure and persons in identified age groups at risk for COVID-19 associated morbidity and mortality
Phase 1b includes persons age 75 years and older; frontline essential workers; persons working or living in congregate settings. On January 18, Alabama will move statewide into Phase 1b. The Alabama Department of Public Health has stated all COVID-19 vaccination appointments made through county health departments are full at this time. At present, there are no more appointments available at county health departments. Callers to the vaccine hotline (1-855-566-5333) can supply their information to be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted as soon as more appointments are available.This statewide hotline is active from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days a week. You may also get on the waiting list by calling the local ADPH lines at 205-685-4190 or 205-664-2470. View vaccination locations.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) knows that many Alabamians are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to their risk group. As the supply of COVID-19 vaccine is limited at the moment, ADPH is following the guidance of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for prioritization of risk groups
Please consider following these recommendations for daily activities from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention):
- Wear a face covering when around people from other households
- Wash your hands frequently and when soiled. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve or tissue, not your hand.
- Avoid touching face, eyes, or nose with hands.
- Practice social distancing...do not go to crowded stores or venues.
- Stay at home when sick and encourage co-workers, employees, or students to do the same.
- If you are sick with fever, cough, etc...call your doctor or Teledoc to inform and do not go to office to spread germs or pick up germs.
- Self-isolate family members at home when they are sick so not to expose others in household.
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