September 13, 2021
COVID-19 Response Team adjusting Newburn schedule
MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team is announcing some changes to the schedule for getting vaccine shots and to being tested. As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, this will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.
The public can now get either the Pfizer vaccine (for those 12 and older), the Moderna vaccine (for those 18 and older) or Johnson & Johnson vaccine (for those 18 and older) at both the Keeler Memorial Building (251 North Bayou Street in Mobile) and the Newburn Building (248 Cox Street in Mobile facing Saint Stephens Road).
At the Newburn Building, the weekday hours will remain the same from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Starting this coming weekend, vaccine and testing will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The facility will now be closed on Sundays.
The hours at the Keeler Memorial Building will remain the same. Vaccines and testing are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The CDC now recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose of Pfizer vaccine or Moderna vaccine. Those coming for their second or third dose should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system.
Along with offering vaccine, the Keeler and Newburn staffs provide walk-in rapid testing during those same hours. Testing is free to all ages. Results are provided within 15 to 30 minutes while you wait. No appointments are necessary.
Individuals requesting a molecular test (Abbott ID Now) or a PCR test (through LabCorp) for personal preference or for travel must be tested at Family Health location. Appointments for these specific tests may be made by calling 251-690-8889.
For those wishing to make an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine, MCHD is now offering first-dose and second-dose Moderna vaccinations at several of its Family Health locations conveniently located throughout Mobile County. To secure a time to receive the shot, please call 251-690-8889.
To learn the latest on MCHD’s vaccine events, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243).