LIST: Where can you get a COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama?
LIST: Where can you get a COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama?

LIST: Where can you get a COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama?

ALABAMA – Many people are still wondering where to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama.

The Alabama Department of Public Health says county health departments continue to carry at least one of the three COVID-19 vaccines: the Pfizer BioNTech two-shot vaccine, the Moderna two-shot vaccine, and the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine.

Here are the county’s health departments in northern Alabama, along with information on delivery according to vaccines.govwhere available:

  • Colbert County Health Department – as of Monday, they were out of the Pfizer vaccine
  • DeKalb County Health Department
  • Franklin County Health Department – which also administers the Pfizer vaccine to those ages 5-11
  • Jackson County Health Department
  • Lauderdale County Health Department – which also administers the Pfizer vaccine to those ages 5-11
  • Lawrence County Health Department
  • Limestone County Health Department – which also administers the Pfizer vaccine to those aged 5-11 years
  • Marshall County Health Department – as of Monday, they were out of the Pfizer vaccine
  • Madison County Health Department
  • Morgan County Health Department

For all of the county health departments listed above, you should call ahead to make sure staff and supplies are available. All health departments offer the vaccine from 8.00-17.00 Monday-Friday:

  • Colbert County (1000 S Jackson Hwy, Sheffield) – (256) 383-1231
  • DeKalb County (2401 Calvin Drive SW, Fort Payne) – (256) 845-1931
  • Franklin County (801 County Road 48, Russellville) – (256) 332-2700
  • Jackson County (204 Liberty Lane, Scottsboro) – (256) 259-4161
  • Lauderdale County (4112 Chisholm Road, Florence) – (256) 764-7453
  • Lawrence County (13299 AL-157, Moulton) – (256) 974-1141
  • Limestone County (20371 Clyde Mabry Drive, Athens) – (256) 232-3200
  • Marshall County (150 Judy Smith Drive, Guntersville) – (256) 582-3174
  • Madison County (301 Max Luther Drive, Huntsville) – (256) 539-3711
  • Morgan County (3821 US-31, Decatur) – (256) 353-7021

Across the country, vaccines are also available at several national pharmacy chains and grocery stores through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Schedule your time at your local store by clicking on the store name below:

In addition, smaller, local pharmacies (such as Hazel green pharmacy and Huntsville’s Star Market) can also be part of the program. You can find them at ADPH COVID-19 vaccine dashboard. Note: You may need to call these pharmacies to check their supplies and make an appointment.

As of Monday, ADPH data showed that 5.7 million total doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered nationwide. 2.8 million Alabamis had received at least one dose, of which 2.2 million completed their vaccination series (received either two shots of Pfizer or Moderna or one shot of Johnson & Johnson). 738,820 additional doses had been administered – ADPH said these doses include both medically qualified third doses and age-eligible boosters.

Pfizer remains it only vaccine approved for 5-15 years. Pfizer is fully approved for those 16 and older; Moderna is fully approved for those 18 and older. Johnson & Johnson remains authorized for persons 18 years of age and older under an emergency use permit. If you are given one of the two-shot vaccines, you will need two doses of the same vaccine.

The FDA recommends the two-shot Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the best protection against COVID-19 – both as primary vaccines and to boosters. To be eligible for a booster:

  • If you received the Pfizer vaccine and are 12 years of age or older, you should have received your second Pfizer injection more than five months ago
  • If you received the Moderna vaccine and are 18 years of age or older, you must have received your second Moderna injection more than five months ago
  • If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you must have received your shot more than two months ago

In addition, certain immunocompromised individuals may be eligible for an additional (one-third for Pfizer or Moderna or another for Johnson & Johnson) primary dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Eligibility claims can be found at CDC website.

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