COVID Vaccine and Testing Information
COVID VACCINE INFORMATION:
At this time, everyone age 12 and older is eligible for vaccination according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Guidelines. An appointment can easily be scheduled by clicking below.
Click here to view the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers 8.23.2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose for many people who previously received the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. The booster is for those who received their second dose of Pfizer at least six months ago, with the exception of those who are immune compromised (they may receive a third dose as soon as 28 days following their second vaccine).*
Additionally, those who have received monoclonal antibodies as a treatment for COVID-19 must wait at least 90 days following the treatment to receive their vaccine or booster dose.
Data on mixing and matching of COVID-19 vaccine products, or on Moderna or Johnson & Johnson boosters, has not been analyzed. This new guidance applies only to individuals who initially received the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine product.
The Guidance offers recommendations on who should receive the booster dose and others who may receive booster doses.
People recommended to receive booster doses are the following:
- Individuals 65 years of age and older should receive a booster shot
- Residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot
- People aged 50-64 with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot
Other groups of people who may receive booster doses are the following:
- People aged 18-49 with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot, based on their individual benefits and risks.
- Individuals aged 18-64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks.
People who are eligible for boosters because of their higher risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to their workplaces include:
- First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, paramedics, policy, etc.)
- Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
- Food and agriculture workers
- Corrections workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
You may also receive your vaccine without an appointment. Just visit one of the locations listed below during regular operating hours to receive your vaccination. Click the links for important information including directions to the vaccine locations:
- Click here for UAB Medicine Injection Clinic locations.
- Click here for UAB Hospital-Highlands Injection Clinic location.
- Click here for Hoover Met vaccination location.
- Click Here for Faith Chapel location.
Need to cancel or reschedule your vaccine appointment request?
To cancel or reschedule your COVID vaccine or COVID testing appointment, please call 205-975-1881.
COVID TESTING INFORMATION:
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and would like to be tested, please call 205-975-1881. If you meet the screening criteria, you will be provided an appointment at our drive-through testing center. You must have an appointment for COVID-19 testing.
Click here to view the CDC V-Safe vaccine information sheet.
Are you pregnant? If so, you could be eligible to participate in the CDC Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Pregnancy and Infancy (ESPI) Vaccine Substudy. UAB researchers are working with the CDC to understand more about the effect of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy for mom and baby. Additionally we are looking for non-pregnant reproductive age women as a comparison group. Monetary compensation up to $100 is provided for your time. If interested, please email or call for more information. UABESPI@uabmc.edu (205) 934-1322.
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