June 21, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine to be available for infants
MOBILE, Alabama — The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months and older.
The Pfizer vaccine will be available through the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) starting on Thursday, June 23. The Moderna vaccine will be available later this month.
Our COVID-19 Response Team can provide vaccinations and rapid testing at its Festival Centre location in West Mobile (Suite 101-A; corner of Airport Boulevard and Montlimar Drive), the Public Health Response Unit located at the Semmes Health Center (3810 Wulff Road East), and the Southwest Public Health Center in Tillman’s Corner (5580 Inn Road).
“The medical communities have been advocating for COVID-19 vaccine for the younger age groups (6 months and up),” said Dr. Kevin P. Michaels, Health Officer for Mobile County. “We now have the vaccine coverage to protect the very young and the senior members of our community.”
These in-clinic services 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.
Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing can be found at www.MCHDcares.com or by calling 251-410-MCHD (6243).