Vaccine Distribution

For data on vaccination administration in Alabama, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard.

Who's Eligible?

Those currently eligible for vaccine in Alabama are healthcare providers, nursing home residents, law enforcement officers, firefighters and persons age 75 and older.

Beginning February 8, people 65 or older and additional groups of critical workers became eligible to get the vaccine.

Planning

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is putting everything in place to distribute and administer vaccine doses as quickly as possible, but only after vaccine safety has been reviewed and approved by a panel of top health experts. ADPH has been working to pre-position COVID-19 vaccine in several locations statewide to ensure equitable and timely distribution to federally designated critical populations.

Current federal funding will support partnerships with local health jurisdictions and tribal entities, mass vaccination clinics, vendor contracts, and staffing. ADPH has redirected some current staff to this program and is hiring additional positions to support this work.

ADPH submitted its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the plan is to immunize everyone who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Prioritization

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Click the image to enlarge or download this file: Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Overview

While the current vaccine supply is limited, it is necessary to prioritize vaccinations for those who are at the highest risk of getting the virus or becoming seriously ill. Alabama has worked with stakeholders and has followed guidelines provided by the federal government to develop the Alabama COVID‐19 Vaccination Allocation Plan which defines populations and the order in which they will receive vaccine in four phases. Note: This document is a draft and will be updated as additional guidance from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is available.

The week of December 28, residents of long-term care began vaccination through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership.

Once those currently eligible have been administered or offered the vaccine, Alabama will move into other risk groups. ADPH does not have a timeline on this as ability to move to the next phase is dependent on vaccine supply.

At this time, ADPH has no specific timetable about when members of the general public can be vaccinated.





Page last updated: February 17, 2021