November 22, 2022
Campaign aims to get more Americans their updated COVID-19 vaccine by end of the year
MOBILE, Ala. — Earlier today, the Biden Administration announced a six-week campaign through the end of the year urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. With winter and holiday gatherings right around the corner, more Americans getting their updated vaccine will help avoid thousands of preventable COVID-19 deaths.
The six-week campaign will focus on reaching seniors and the communities that were hardest hit by COVID-19 by making it even more convenient to get vaccinated and increasing awareness through paid media.
“We are seeing an increase in patients presenting with upper respiratory illnesses,” said Dr. Kevin P. Michaels, Health Officer of Mobile County. “We have modified our COVID-19 stance to low community transmission. Facial covering is not required. We have two great vaccinations for prevention of influenza and COVID-19. Get vaccinated now and protect yourself and loved ones during this holiday season.”
MCHD and Family Health, its primary care division, have all three vaccines available (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax). Information on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing can be found at www.MCHDcares.com or by calling 251-410-MCHD (6243).
Vaccinations and rapid testing are available at MCHD’s Festival Centre location in West Mobile (3725 Airport Boulevard, Suite 101-A), the Public Health Response Unit 2 located at the Keeler Memorial Building (251 North Bayou Street in Mobile), the Public Health Response Unit 1 located at the Semmes Health Center (3810 Wulff Road East), and the Southwest Public Health Center (5580 Inn Road in Tillman’s Corner).
These in-clinic services from the COVID-19 Response Team are available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are no out-of-pocket costs. While no appointment is required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, individual appointments must be made for rapid testing online at this link — https://appointments.mchd.org.
COVID-19 vaccines are also available by appointment at the following Family Health locations – Keeler Memorial Building (251 North Bayou Street in Mobile), Semmes Health Center (3810 Wulff Road East), Eight Mile Health Center (4009 Saint Stephens Road), Southwest Mobile Health Center (5580 Inn Road in Tillman’s Corner) and Dauphin Island Parkway Health Center (2601 Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile). Appointments may be made by calling 251-690-8889.
“Less than 50 percent of Mobile County residents have completed the COVID vaccination series,” Dr. Michaels said. “As we approach the holiday season, reduce your risk for becoming ill in yourself, family, and friends. Complete the COVID-19 vaccination series with the COVID-19 Booster. They are available at many pharmacies and groceries stores across the county.”