ADPH Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccines

The Alabama Department of Public Health will be expanding the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines starting March 22 to:

  • People Age 55 and older

  • People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Persons age 16-64 years with high risk medical conditions

  • And other groups listed under ADPH's Allocation Phase 1c

  • (Please see full Press Release BELOW)

The Calhoun County Unified Command continues to work to distribute vaccines to the community. The current supply of vaccines is much less than the demand and we thank you for your continued patience. As more vaccines are allotted to Calhoun County, the Unified Command will work to get it in the arms of the community. At this time, there is not scheduled mass vaccination site due to lack of vaccines. Please sign up for our COVID-19 notifications by texting CALCOVID to 888-777 for future updates or visit our information webpage to see what providers in the county may currently have the vaccine: www.calhounema.org/vaccine




PER THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH:


MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday that starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people age 55 and older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the population defined as Allocation Phase 1c in the Alabama Vaccine Allocation Plan, www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf


“We have been concerned that many people at high risk and others engaged in close contact work have not been eligible to receive the vaccine yet, but with the additional vaccine supply we are better able to meet the needs of Alabama residents,” Governor Ivey said. “Starting March 22, individuals can be assured of receiving the shots they have been patiently waiting to get.”


In addition to those age 55 and older and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, groups to be included for extended eligibility are people age 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions which include but are not limited to the following conditions: