COVID-19 Vaccine

Who's Eligible?

Ages 5 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 5 and older. The Pfizer vaccine has been federally approved for individuals ages 16 and older. The Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are authorized for ages 18 and older. For individuals 5-17 years of age, please check vaccines.gov or contact the provider to see if the Pfizer vaccine is offered before scheduling your appointment. All county health departments offer COVID-19 vaccine, but some locations do not have all three brands available. All county health departments will offer the age eligible vaccine products for free to ages 5 and older. Contact your county health department for availability.

Third Doses and Boosters

For information on third doses and boosters, visit our Vaccine Basics page. Mixed dosing is now authorized for COVID-19 vaccine boosters. This chart explains who is eligible 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 release. Learn 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: November 30, 2021