COVID Vaccine Distribution Update
- April 2nd, 2021
- in General Messages
The Alabama Department of Public Health and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced today that COVID-19 vaccine access across the state will expand to include those ages 16 and above beginning Monday, April 5. The University of Alabama intends to offer vaccines to all students as supply becomes available. Please note UA currently has a very limited supply of vaccines.
UA students who work in clinical medical settings were among the first groups offered the vaccine through the University Medical Center. UMC has already begun inviting essential student workers with high levels of face-to-face interactions. UA looks forward to expanding access to more students once additional vaccine supply is made available to our campus. Students will receive an email notification once they become eligible to schedule an appointment through UA’s vaccination program.
Vaccines are also being administered by DCH (our local hospital), Walmart, CVS, Crimson Care and the County Health Department. Everyone is encouraged to be vaccinated and should register for the first available option.
Most vaccines, including those currently offered through UMC, require two doses provided between 21 and 28 days apart. Both doses should be provided by the same facility. Those who will not be in Tuscaloosa after April 30 should consider registering in their expected locale.