2021 News Releases

09-24-21
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorized for more eligible persons

09-23-21
Don’t let your guard down, COVID-19 continues circulating in Alabama communities

09-22-21
Shellfish growing waters opened

09-20-21
ADPH launches complimentary COVID-19 testing at Monroe County Hospital in Monroeville

09-17-21
Pregnant women and other eligible Alabamians ages 12 and older are urged to be vaccinated for COVID-19

09-17-21
Daily COVID-19 testing offered beginning Saturday in Anniston

09-15-21
Shellfish growing waters opened

09-15-21
Monoclonal antibody drug shipments will be based on states’ COVID-19 incidence; distribution to be coordinated by states instead of directly from suppliers

09-10-21
Monoclonal antibody products are available for some high-risk COVID-19 patients and some who have been exposed, but are not a replacement for vaccination

09-07-21
Shellfish growing waters closed

09-02-21
Alabama Department of Public Health announces KICK COVID campaign

09-01-21
Alabama WIC Program seeks public comment about 2022 State Plan

08-31-21
Shellfish growing waters closed

08-30-21
Alabama public urged to follow safety precautions following Tropical Storm Ida

08-25-21
ADPH joins in warning consumers about the dangers of people self-medicating with large quantities of ivermectin

08-24-21
ADPH strongly urges COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women in all stages of pregnancy and while breastfeeding

08-23-21
As first COVID-19 vaccine is fully approved, get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible

08-20-21
COVID-19 surges in Alabama children, vaccination and other measures needed to prevent further spread

08-17-21
ADPH recommends additional COVID-19 vaccine doses for certain people with weakened immune systems

08-13-21
Winners of COVID-19 TikTok contest announced

08-12-21
ADPH launches complimentary COVID-19 testing for Baldwin County in Robertsdale

08-04-21
Alabama hospitals urge patients only go to emergency rooms for true emergencies and not for COVID-19 testing

08-02-21
Alabama Department of Public Health issues guidance for Alabama schools

07-30-21
Portions of shellfish growing waters reopened

07-30-21
Raccoon confirmed positive for rabies in Cullman; precautions advised

07-29-21
Alabama WIC introduces self-checkout options

07-29-21
ADPH COVID-19 dashboard is redesigned, new risk indicators align with CDC criteria

07-27-21
CDC issues guidance as transmission of contagious Delta COVID-19 variant surges, prevention measures outlined

07-27-21
Recognition and extra precautions are needed to prevent heat illnesses

07-26-21
Cat confirmed positive for rabies in Prattville; precautions advised

07-23-21
Hepatitis A virus identified in a food handler in Hamilton

07-21-21
Hepatitis A virus identified in a food handler in Montgomery

07-19-21
Alabama Department of Public Health issues 2021 Fish Consumption Advisories

07-16-21
ADPH seeks proposals from programs that serve middle and high school-age youth in 16 Alabama counties

07-16-21
TikTok contest promotes COVID-19 vaccinations before school starts

07-13-21
Unvaccinated people represent 96.2 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Alabama since April 1

07-12-21
Shellfish growing waters opened

07-08-21
Shellfish growing waters closed

06-22-21
Drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Phenix City on July 10

06-21-21
Shellfish growing waters closed

06-21-21
Alabama Department of Public Health Office of HIV Prevention and Care observes National HIV Testing Day

06-08-21
Home specimen collection and laboratory testing kits for STD/HIV now available by mail for state residents

06-08-21
Free COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at Tri-State Expo’s Juneteenth Celebration June 19 in Dothan

06-04-21
COVID-19 vaccine to be given June 11 in Russellville

06-04-21
ADPH COVID-19 dashboard changes will take effect June 7

06-01-21
ADPH to provide funding for shade structures for public schools

05-27-21
Vaccination appointments now scheduled through public health departments in Southeastern Public Health District

05-27-21
Alabama WIC increases fresh fruit and vegetable cash value benefits

05-24-21
ADPH reminds the public to protect swimmers’ health and safety

05-20-21
Portions of Mobile Bay reopened to oyster harvesting

05-19-21
Portions of Mobile Bay reopened to oyster harvesting

05-19-21
PSA featuring Coach Nick Saban promotes COVID-19 vaccinations

05-17-21
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is May 19

05-17-21
ADPH to implement testing for STD/HIV privately at home

05-17-21
Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE): A Request for Proposals (RFP)

05-14-21
East Central District Public Health Departments to hold free walk-in COVID-19 clinics, no appointments effective June 1

05-14-21
Loosened mask and social distancing recommendations provide new incentives for Alabamians to be vaccinated for COVID-19

05-13-21
Governor Ivey announces COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to be expanded in Alabama to include individuals age 12 and older, effective immediately

05-11-21
Shellfish growing waters closed

05-07-21
Join in the Race to End COVID with testing and vaccination event at Talladega Superspeedway; Participants offered a free drive on the track May 15

05-06-21
‘There When You Need It’ is the theme of Drinking Water Week

05-04-21
Stillbirth prevention campaign launches in Alabama during pandemic; Goal is to save 169 babies every year

04-30-21
Southwestern District Public Health Departments offer free walk-in COVID-19 clinics, appointments not required

04-29-21
With increases in COVID-19 cases, percent positivity and influenza-like activity in Alabama, healthcare providers urged to strongly recommend COVID-19 vaccine

04-29-21
Portions of Mobile Bay reopened to oyster harvesting

04-28-21
Northeastern Alabama residents encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID-19, many appointment times are available for first doses

04-27-21
ADPH recommends resumption of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine use, guidance includes a warning for women aged 18-49

04-22-21
Drive-through Community Vaccination Center in Bessemer offers free COVID-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older

04-20-21
Drive-up COVID-19 testing in Coffee and Houston counties offered by appointment only beginning April 27

04-14-21
Drive-through second-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled for April 20 and April 22 in Walker County

04-14-21
COVID-19 vaccine clinic scheduled for April 15 in Jemison, Chilton County

04-13-21
Alabama providers asked to pause administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

04-12-21
WIC income guidelines increase

04-02-21
Governor Ivey announces COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to be expanded in Alabama to include individuals age 16 and older

04-01-21
ADPH announces request for proposals for community-based disparate populations in tobacco control

03-31-21
Scale Back Alabama kicks off 2021 program April 5

03-30-21
Drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be held on the Poarch Creek Indian Reservation Wednesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 1

03-29-21
Drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled for March 30 and April 1 in Walker County

03-29-21
Walk-in (not drive-through) COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Russellville require appointments for free clinics held March 31 and April 1

03-26-21
ADPH schedules large-scale COVID-19 vaccine clinics

03-26-21
Poll of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy finds Alabamians take COVID-19 seriously, but reluctance exists among all groups and authenticity is needed in messaging

03-25-21
ADPH encourages eligible people to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at drive-through clinic in Montgomery on Monday, March 29

03-22-21
Shellfish growing waters closed

03-22-21
Updated schedule for rural COVID-19 vaccination clinics announced

03-17-21
Alabama public urged to follow safety precautions as tornadoes threaten states

03-17-21
ADPH celebrates Rural Water and Wastewater Treatment Award that will provide innovative solutions for underserved, low-income communities

03-12-21
COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to be Expanded in Alabama to Include People Age 55 and Older, People with High-Risk Medical Conditions, Additional Critical Workers and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

03-11-21
Portions of Mobile Bay reopened to oyster harvesting

03-05-21
Undetectable = Untransmittable: An effort to end the HIV epidemic

02-26-21
Scale Back Alabama Extends Start Date to April 5

02-25-21
ADPH asks Alabama residents who have had COVID-19 to complete a confidential survey

02-24-21
Shellfish growing waters closed

02-22-21
COVID-19 testing offered in Enterprise and Dothan in March

02-19-21
Colbert and Lauderdale county health departments reschedule COVID-19 appointments missed due to weather events

02-19-21
Scale Back Alabama kicks off 2021 program with exciting changes

02-18-21
B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant identified in eight Alabama residents

02-17-21
Baldwin County COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, February 18 canceled

02-17-21
COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Selma Thursday moved to Wallace Community College

02-15-21
County health departments announce closures for Tuesday and provide rescheduling information

02-15-21
Baldwin County announces COVID-19 vaccination clinic changes, Tuesday clinics canceled

02-12-21
Lauderdale County Health Department has exhausted its supply of first dose COVID-19 vaccines

02-12-21
Cherokee County Health Department has given nearly 1,300 COVID-19 shots, additional clinics scheduled

02-12-21
Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics succeed in immunizing eligible people statewide

02-09-21
Houston County Health Department cancels COVID-19 testing clinic on Wednesday, February 10

02-05-21
COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics scheduled for Alabama cities

02-04-21
ADPH seeks COVID-19 vaccine proposals for high-risk and underserved communities

02-01-21
ADPH launches COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Check and Scheduling Portal

02-01-21
Additional details provided for the Alabama Department of Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic at OWA

02-01-21
Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE): A Request for Proposals (RFP)

02-01-21
Third grade winners of 2021 ‘Share Your Smile with Alabama’ competition announced, kids’ smiles promote good oral health

02-01-21
ADPH COVID-19 testing clinics will be held in Coffee and Houston counties during February

01-29-21
COVID-19 vaccination eligibility expanded in Alabama to include persons ages 65 through 74 and others

01-27-21
United Kingdom COVID-19 variant identified in Alabama residents

01-27-21
Alabama Department of Public Health announces new site for COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Baldwin County

01-26-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Lowndes County

01-26-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Tallapoosa County

01-26-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Russell County

01-26-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Montgomery County

01-26-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Macon County

01-26-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Lee County

01-26-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Elmore County

01-26-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Chambers County

01-26-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Bullock County

01-26-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Autauga County

01-20-21
Alabama Department of Public Health updates COVID-19 vaccine rollout

01-18-21
ADPH COVID-19 testing clinics in Coffee and Houston counties cancelled for next two weeks

01-15-21
Alabama Department of Public Health to provide COVID-19 vaccine in Coosa County

01-15-21
Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 update

01-11-21
COVID-19 vaccine remains limited, continued patience is urged as demand is great

01-08-21
COVID-19 vaccination appointments available for Alabamians 75 years and older, first responders (including law enforcement and firefighters) statewide effective January 18, as healthcare workers and others continue to be vaccinated

01-05-21
Test your home for radon during the winter months