Along with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa County EMA, the City of Northport, and the City of Tuscaloosa is well positioned for a quick and vital vaccination campaign. We have identified a site to conduct drive-through mass vaccinations. Eligible persons are invited to receive their COVID-19 vaccine in a quick, efficient and accurate manner. These sites are staffed by city and county employees. Vaccine is available for priority groups identified by Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). Vaccine will be provided to individuals based on the priorities and distributions as directed by ADPH.
There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccination during the current pandemic NO MATTER WHERE YOU RECEIVE THE INJECTION or IF YOU HAVE INSURANCE OR NOT. Requests for insurance information is for the sole purpose of billing for an allowable administration fee. YOU CANNOT BE BILLED A CO-PAY.
This site is administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Two doses are required for maximum efficacy. The second (booster) dose must be administered after 28 days of the first dose. This site is not administering vaccines to persons who have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days. To learn more about the Moderna vaccine, click here.
Eligibility and Appointments
This is not a permanent vaccination site. Appointments will become available as vaccination doses are available.
Step 1: Determine if you are eligible for vaccination
Current Phase: 1b Plus individuals 65 and older.
- 1a - Frontline health workers, including clinical and non-clinical, in hospitals, nursing homes, or those providing in in-home or mental health care directly
- 1a - Workers in other healthcare settings providing services with a risk of exposure to fluids and aerosols
- 1b - First responders (firefighters and police officers)
- 1b - Corrections officers and support staff
- 1b - Food and agriculture workers (Per ADPH guidelines, food service is not eligible at this time )
- 1b - U.S. Postal Service workers
- 1b - Manufacturing workers
- 1b - Grocery store workers
- 1b - Public transit workers
- 1b - Educators including child care workers, k-12, community colleges, and all higher education institutions (teachers and support staff members)
- 1b - Judiciary
- 1b – Clergy
- 1b - Veterinarians
- 1c – Individuals 65 and older
For more information on eligibility in Alabama, visit: Alabama Public Health
Upcoming eligibility groups: Alabama COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Plan
Step 2: Schedule an Appointment
For the current Tuscaloosa County Vaccination Site, vaccinations are available by appointment only by registering via the links provided below. It is important to follow all directions included in the appointment scheduler. You will be prompted to schedule your second dose of the vaccine when you schedule your first dose (no earlier than 1 month from the first dose). Please continue to check back for appointment availability as slots are made available based on current vaccine inventory.
Appointment slots will open periodically throughout the day. If there are no appointment slots open when you check, please check back later. For questions, please call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311.
Required Information for Vaccination
You will be required to complete prepared paperwork pertaining to your patient information on-site. A team member will be there . You will need to bring proof of eligibility such as an employee ID card, letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub, depending on the specific priority status.
Vaccination Drive Thru Site
Alabama Fire College
2501 Phoenix Dr.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
What To Expect At Your Appointment
- At the time of your appointment, please report to the Alabama Fire College at 2501 Phoenix Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.
- You will enter at Fire College Drive from Old Greensboro Rd. DO NOT enter at Shelton State Community College's main gate.
- This is a drive-thru event. Please stay inside your vehicle with all windows rolled up until instructed.
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Your appointment will be cancelled if you arrive more than 5 minutes after your scheduled time.
- Have your agency ID (photo ID) ready at your appointment time.
- You will be required to fill out paperwork and will be given educational information about the vaccine.
- The vaccination will be administered by a qualified medical professional. The vaccine will be injected into muscles of your upper arm.
- Vaccinations will be administered to eligible patients only. You may not transfer your vaccination appointment to anyone else.
- After the vaccination, you will be required to wait for 15 minutes. After the observation time has passed, you will be allowed to leave once approved by medical personnel on site.
COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient Information
Evidence Based Resources On The COVID-19 Vaccine
For questions or cancellations, please call Tuscaloosa 311 if within City limits, call 205-248-5311 if outside of city limits, or email [email protected].