MCHD to discontinue use of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

March 28, 2023

MCHD to discontinue use of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

MOBILE, Ala. — Effective on Friday, March 31, the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) will no longer offer Moderna primary series for clients 12 years and older. MCHD still encourages anyone needing a primary series vaccine to consider receiving the Pfizer vaccine.

MCHD is currently unable to order Moderna through its supply chain.

The available COVID-19 vaccines are administered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. without an appointment at our Festival Centre location (3725 Airport Boulevard, Suite 101-A, in Mobile) as well as our Southwest Public Health Clinic location (5580 Inn Road in Tillman’s Corner).

“The COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying,” said Dr. Kevin Philip Michaels, Health Officer for Mobile County. “As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations, including the recommended boosters.”

Additionally, Dr. Michaels recommends “one updated COVID-19 booster dose for everyone aged 5 years and older who has completed their primary series.”

The website is a good resource to search for vaccines available nearest to your location.