Tuscaloosa County COVID-19 Vaccine

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On February 8th, Alabama moved into Phase 1B+ of the state vaccination plan. In addition to those in phase 1a+, which includes healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff, and individuals over 75, the following groups are eligible to receive the vaccine under phase 1B+:

  • Individuals 65 and older
  • First responders
  • Corrections officers
  • Clergy
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Public transit workers
  • People who work in the education sector (teachers, support staff, community college and higher education)
  • Childcare workers
  • Judiciary (including but not limited to) circuit judges, district judges and district attorneys


WHERE CAN I RECEIVE THE VACCINE? 

DCH Medical Center:

For more information on receiving the vaccine from DCH and to schedule an appointment, click here.

Tuscaloosa County Health Department:

The Tuscaloosa County Health Department is offering vaccines to those eligible by appointment only. To schedule an appointment and find out more information, click here.

For instructions on completing your ADPH Vaccination paperwork, click here.

Walmart & Sam’s Club Stores

Walmart and Sam's Club will soon begin administering vaccines to eligible persons at select locations. For more information and to schedule an appoint, visit Walmart.com/COVIDvaccine or Samsclub.com/covid.

A list of locations can be found by clicking here

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center:

The Tuscaloosa VA is vaccinating veterans aged 55 and older. To schedule an appointment, please call 205-554-2010. If you are not enrolled at the Tuscaloosa VA, please call Eligibility and Enrollment at 205-554-2000 x2220 or x2221

University of Alabama

Individuals affiliated with the University of Alabama, including faculty, staff, and frontline contract workers, can click here for more information on receiving the vaccine. 

Maude Whatley Health Services

Maude Whatley Health Services has begun  vaccinating those eligible to receive the vaccine. For more information please call 205-758-6647.

Vaccine Quick Facts:

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine   (95 percent effective after two doses)

  • Number of shots: 2 shots, 21 days apart
  • How given: Shot in the muscle of the upper arm
  • Does not contain: Eggs, Preservatives, Latex
  • Authorized for emergency use in persons aged 16 years and older
  • Click here for additional information

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine   (94 percent effective after two doses)

  • Number of shots: 2 shots, one month (28 days) apart
  • How given: Shot in the muscle of the upper arm
  • Does not contain: Eggs, Preservatives, Latex
  • Authorized for emergency use in individuals aged 18 years and older
  • Click here for additional information

Multiple COVID-19 vaccines are also still under development. Large-scale (Phase 3) clinical trials are in progress or being planned for two additional COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

Vaccine Resources:

Alabama Department of Public Health

ADPH Vaccine Dashboard

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

DCH Medical Center

 

We would encourage you to continue researching the vaccine and deciding if it's the right choice for you and your family.