Vaccine Distribution

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

Who's Eligible?

Beginning April 5, all individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama.

The Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for age 16 and older. Currently, our county health departments are giving the Moderna vaccine. Other providers, such as hospitals and some pharmacies, are giving the Pfizer vaccine. These other providers may also be offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which is currently not approved for those under 18 years of age. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, please check vaccinefinder.org or contact the provider to see which vaccine is offered before scheduling your appointment.

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

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. 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.





Page last updated: April 12, 2021