October 25, 2021
MCHD announces more COVID-19 vaccine outreach events
MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team is announcing more opportunities to get your vaccine shots this week. As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, this will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.
On Wednesday, October 27, MCHD will provide vaccine at Dauphin Island’s Town Hall (1011 Bienville Boulevard on Dauphin Island). The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon. MCHD will provide either the Pfizer vaccine (for those 12 and older), the Moderna vaccine (for those 18 and older) or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (for those 18 and older).
On Thursday, October 28, MCHD will provide vaccine at New Hope Outreach Ministry (1007 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile). The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon. MCHD will provide either the Pfizer vaccine or the Moderna vaccine. Rapid testing will also be offered.
On Thursday, October 28, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Saraland Lions Club’s Health & Wellness Screening (Saraland Civic Center at 716 Mae Street). The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCHD will provide either the Pfizer vaccine or the Moderna vaccine. Rapid testing will also be offered.
On Friday, October 29, MCHD will provide vaccine at the LeFlore High School (700 Donald Street in Mobile). The event will run from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. MCHD will provide either the Pfizer vaccine or the Moderna vaccine.
On Saturday, October 30, MCHD will provide vaccine at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (545 Cody Road North in Mobile). The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCHD will provide either the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky has endorsed the recommendation from her Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations. This follows the FDA’s decision to amend the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use of a single booster dose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for mix and match dosing for shots.
For individuals who received a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:
- Age 65 years and older
- Age 18 and older who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18 and older who work in or live in high-risk settings
For those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated 2 or more months ago. The vaccine given as the booster can be either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The public can also get either the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Pfizer vaccine or Moderna vaccine at MCHD’s Newburn Building (248 Cox Street in Mobile facing Saint Stephens Road). Newburn will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Along with offering vaccine, the Newburn staff provides 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 or a rapid test, MCHD is now offering Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson 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).