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Mobile County Health Department to run extended COVID vaccine clinic on day Alabama expands eligibility to more people | Coronavirus COVID-19 News

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — The Mobile County Health Department will run an extended COVID vaccine clinic on the day Alabama will expand eligibility to more people.

On Monday, March 22, the health department will offer doses of the Moderna vaccine from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alabama Cruise Terminal in downtown Mobile.

It will be a drive-thru clinic where patients will not need to get out of their vehicles.

Mobile County Health Officer Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II said the department hopes the extended hours into the evening will allow more people to get the shot. 

March 22 is the day that anyone 55 or older, and anyone with certain health conditions and essential workers defined in the Alabama Vaccine Allocation Plan.

The plan includes but is not limited to the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies; immunocompromised state
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Obesity, BMI greater than 30
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Other medical conditions as determined by your medical provider

Workers in the following areas will be eligible:

  • Transportation and logistics
  • Waste and wastewater
  • Food service (includes restaurant staff)
  • Shelter and housing (construction)
  • Finance (bank tellers)
  • Information technology and communication
  • Energy
  • Legal
  • Media
  • Public safety (engineers)