September 15, 2023
MCHD moving location for Religious Exemptions
MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department will cease COVID-19 operations at the Festival Centre location (3725 Airport Boulevard, Suite 101-A, in Mobile) on Friday, September 29. This decision also marks the end of MCHD’s in-home vaccination program.
The Festival Centre has also served as the site for individuals seeking Religious Exemptions from vaccinations required by the state for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Those services will be moving to the Keeler Memorial Building (251 North Bayou Street, Room 226, in Mobile) starting on Monday, October 2.
Religious Exemptions will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Call 251-690-8868 for additional information.
A Religious Exemption certificate can only be issued by a county health department. The parent or legal guardian must submit a written objection and receive education on the consequences of not immunizing their child. Parents and legal guardians interested in requesting a Religious Exemption must do so in person. They will be charged an administrative document fee of $30 per child to receive the Certificate of Religious Exemption.
For information on childhood vaccines, please visit https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/immunization or https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/why-vaccinate/vaccine-decision.html.
A Certificate of Medical Exemption from school-required immunizations must be obtained from a licensed physician.