June 24, 2022
Moderna vaccine for infants coming to more locations June 27
MOBILE, Alabama — The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older. The Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) and Family Health, its primary care division, are now offering the infant vaccines.
“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.”
MCHD’s COVID-19 Response Team began providing the Pfizer vaccine this week. The Moderna vaccine will be available through them starting on Monday, June 27. Vaccinations and rapid testing will be available at its Festival Centre location in West Mobile (3725 Airport Boulevard, Suite 101-A), the Public Health Response Unit located at the Semmes Health Center (3810 Wulff Road East), and the Southwest Public Health Center (5580 Inn Road in Tillman’s Corner).
These in-clinic services from the COVID-19 Response Team 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.
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are also available by appointment at the following Family Health locations – Keeler Memorial Building (251 North Bayou Street in Mobile), Semmes Health Center (3810 Wulff Road East), Eight Mile Health Center (4009 Saint Stephens Road), Southwest Mobile Health Center (5580 Inn Road in Tillman’s Corner) and Dauphin Island Parkway Health Center (2601 Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile). Appointments may be made by calling 251-690-8889.
Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing can be found at www.MCHDcares.com or by calling 251-410-MCHD (6243).