COVID-19 Vaccine

Who's Eligible?

Ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama.

The Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for ages 12 and older. The Pfizer vaccine has been federally approved for individuals ages 16 and older. People seeking booster doses need to determine locations where Pfizer vaccine is available. Currently, our county health departments are giving the Moderna vaccine, which is authorized for ages 18 and older. 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 authorized for those under 18 years of age. If you are 12-17 years of age, please check vaccines.gov or contact the provider to see which vaccine is offered before scheduling your appointment.

Mixed Dosing for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Mixed dosing is now authorized for COVID-19 vaccine boosters. This chart explains who is eligible for for boosters, and when they should get them.

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Get Vaccinated

  • COVID-19 vaccine is widely available at county health departments, select retail pharmacy locations, and other providers throughout the state. To find a COVID-19 vaccine clinic near you, text your zip code to 438829 or visit vaccines.gov.

  • You can view a list of all vaccine providers and our vaccine clinics using our Vaccine Clinic Dashboard or COVID-19 Table.

  • Eligible Alabamians can receive a COVID-19 vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program at select Costco, CVS, Sam's Club, Walgreens and Walmart locations, among others, across the state.

  • Localizador de vacunas de los CDC en WhatsApp disponible en español.

  • In collaboration with Bruno Events Team, ADPH is promoting vaccinations and healthy gamedays by providing vaccination and testing opportunities at college football games throughout the state. Read the news releaseLearn how to participate.

  • In collaboration with ADPH, the School of Public Health at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is providing assistance to many in our state seeking vaccine appointments or locations. If you are a close contact of someone who was positively diagnosed with COVID-19, you may receive a telephone call from a UAB representative.

Additional Information About COVID-19

For more information about COVID-19 in Alabama, visit Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

For general COVID-19 questions, call 1-800-270-7268 or email covid19info@adph.state.al.us. Telephone calls are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Interpreters are available.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is providing updated information and guidance on this website, as well as Facebook and Twitter, as it becomes available.





Page last updated: October 22, 2021