August 1, 2023
MCHD to cease COVID-19 operations at Festival Centre
MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the transition of COVID-19 medical countermeasures – including vaccines, treatments, and test kits previously purchased by the United States government – to the more established standard pathways of the traditional healthcare marketplace.
In response to this decision, 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 will also mark the end of MCHD’s in-home vaccination program.
“Everyone can still receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no-cost from their local provider or pharmacy, as has been the case for some time,” said Dr. Kevin Philip Michaels, Health Officer for Mobile County. “And anyone who is high-risk and hasn’t already received the latest vaccine should do so as soon as possible to allow greater time to pass between receiving the current and new versions of the vaccine. It is the safest way to protect yourself, family, and friends from severe disease and hospitalization.”
The https://www.vaccines.gov/ website is an excellent resource for searching for available vaccines nearest your location. Those wishing to get their COVID-19 vaccine from Family Health – the primary care division of MCHD – may make an appointment by calling 251-690-8889.
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. The new location for this service will be announced soon.