COVID-19 Vaccines Reach DeKalb

COVID-19 Vaccines Reach DeKalb

By Marla Jones, Managing

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Tuesday, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) along with the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) hosted a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

The event, which was held at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center, had 500 doses of the new vaccine for first responders, healthcare workers, and people over the age of 75. 

While the clinic did eventually run out of its allotted doses, EMA Deputy Director Michael Posey stated that ADPH plans to return to DeKalb County on a monthly basis until all the population has a chance to receive the vaccine or until it becomes available at local pharmacies and physician offices.

DeKalb County EMA Director Anthony Clifton stated the COVID-19 vaccine would likely be held on February 18 and include extended people groups that were not eligible this time.

"I just want to encourage you to take this COVID vaccination. We need shots in the arm, not on the shelf, said Governor Kay Ivey.

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