Rabies clinics planned in October for dogs, cats, and ferrets

September 28, 2021

Rabies clinics planned in October for dogs, cats, and ferrets

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department provides low-cost rabies shots for dogs, cats, and ferrets that are good for one year during weekend clinics. Here is a list of the rabies clinics planned during October in Mobile County:

  • October 2 (Saturday), 10 a.m. to noon., City of Mobile Animal Shelter, 855 Owens Street in Mobile
  • October 8 (Friday), 10 a.m. to noon, Mobile County Animal Shelter, 7665 Howell’s Ferry Road in Mobile
  • October 9 (Saturday), 10 a.m. to noon, Pet Supplies Plus, 803 Hillcrest Road in Mobile
  • October 16 (Saturday), 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., St. Elmo Feed & Seed Store, 9001 Highway 90 West
  • October 23 (Saturday), 10 a.m. to noon, Glamour Paws Grooming, 10005 Dauphin Island Parkway in Theodore
  • October 30 (Saturday), 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Kuddles-N-Kisses, 11120 Meadow Lark Road in Grand Bay

In order to adhere to social distancing recommendations, these events will be drive-through clinics. The cost of the rabies vaccine per pet is $12. All rabies shots are payable in cash.

Each month, MCHD’s Rabies Officer provides residents with low-cost vaccines for their pet dogs, cats, and ferrets at a variety of locations. The state of Alabama tasks local health departments with providing affordable rabies vaccinations to pet owners. MCHD’s Rabies Officer has vaccinated 1,112 household pets during rabies clinics from January through August.

Rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system. It is transmitted from infected mammals to humans and is fatal once symptoms appear. Symptoms of rabies include unusual behavior, irritability, headache, fever, inability to eat or drink, balance problems, circling, seizures, coma, and, finally, death. All warm-blooded mammals, including humans, are susceptible to rabies.

In 2020, MCHD’s Rabies Officer vaccinated 1,599 household pets. To learn more about our program, visit https://mchd.org/disease-control/#rabies.

A Rabies Quarantine Fact Sheet is available through the Alabama Department of Public Health at www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/assets/RabiesQuarantineFactSheet.pdf.

MCHD to provide COVID-19 vaccine and tests during football celebrations

September 21, 2021

MCHD to provide COVID-19 vaccine and tests during football celebrations

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team is announcing more opportunities for getting vaccine shots and to being tested. As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, this will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

The latest outings will be in conjunction with this week’s Gulf Coast Challenge football game. The 2021 contest will feature the Tuskegee Golden Tigers and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs.

There are several events taking place prior to the game. For a full listing, visit https://thegulfcoastchallenge.com.

On Wednesday, MCHD will provide COVID-19 vaccine during the Wednesday Night Concert at Cathedral Square (300 Conti Street in Mobile) from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older). Rapid testing will also be available during this event.

On Friday, MCHD will provide COVID-19 vaccine during the Friday Night Concert and Second Line at Cathedral Square (300 Conti Street in Mobile) from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older). Rapid testing will also be available during this event.

On Saturday, MCHD will provide COVID-19 vaccine during the Saturday Game Day Tailgate event on Marti’s Tailgate Row at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (1621 Virginia Street in Mobile) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older). Rapid testing will also be available during this event.

While the concerts will be open to the public, Saturday’s event will be available to those attending the game as MCHD will be setup inside the stadium’s tailgate area.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

On every Thursday, MCHD will offer Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older) at the Occupational Health Center. This facility is located near the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley (2050 Michigan Avenue in Mobile). The vaccine clinic will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The public can now get either the Pfizer vaccine (for those 12 and older), the Moderna vaccine (for those 18 and older) or Johnson & Johnson vaccine (for those 18 and older) at both the Keeler Memorial Building (251 North Bayou Street in Mobile) and the Newburn Building (248 Cox Street in Mobile facing Saint Stephens Road).

At the Newburn Building, the weekday hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vaccine and testing will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The facility will now be closed on Sundays.

At the Keeler Memorial Building, vaccines and testing are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The CDC now recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose of Pfizer vaccine or Moderna vaccine. Those coming for their second or third dose should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system.

Along with offering vaccine, the Keeler and Newburn staffs provide 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, MCHD is now offering first-dose and second-dose Moderna 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).

MCHD to offer COVID-19 vaccines this Saturday

September 9, 2021

MCHD to offer COVID-19 vaccines this Saturday

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team is announcing more opportunities to get your vaccine shots. As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, this will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

On Saturday, September 11, MCHD will take part in the Helping Hands Health & Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will be at 1114 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile (outdoor area next to C&M Tax Service). The event is sponsored by Emanuel A.M.E. Church’s Helping Hands Ministry. MCHD will provide both the Pfizer vaccine (for those 12 and older) or the Moderna vaccine (for those 18 and older).

Additional information

The public can now get either the Johnson & Johnson (for those 18 and older), Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at both the Keeler Memorial Building (251 North Bayou Street in Mobile) and the Newburn Building (248 Cox Street in Mobile facing Saint Stephens Road).

Newburn will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Keeler will continue to be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The CDC now recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose of Pfizer vaccine or Moderna vaccine. Those coming for their second or third dose should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system.

Along with offering vaccine, the Keeler and Newburn staffs provide 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, MCHD is now offering first-dose and second-dose Moderna 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).

Rabies clinics planned in September for dogs, cats, and ferrets

Rabies clinics planned in September for dogs, cats, and ferrets

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department provides low-cost rabies shots for dogs, cats, and ferrets that are good for one year during weekend clinics. Here is a list of the rabies clinics planned during September in Mobile County:

• September 4 (Saturday), 1 to 3 p.m., City of Mobile Animal Shelter, 855 Owens Street in Mobile
• September 10 (Friday), 10 a.m. to noon, Mobile County Animal Shelter, 7665 Howell’s Ferry Road in Mobile
• September 11 (Saturday), 10 a.m. to noon, Pet Supplies Plus, 803 Hillcrest Road in Mobile
• September 18 (Saturday), 8 a.m. to noon, Eddie Smith’s Country Store, 14045 Celeste Road in Chunchula
• September 25 (Saturday), 1 to 3 p.m., B&B Pet Supplies, 5035 Cottage Hill Road in Mobile

In order to adhere to social distancing recommendations, these events will be drive-through clinics. The cost of the rabies vaccine per pet is $12. All rabies shots are payable in cash.

Each month, MCHD’s Rabies Officer provides residents with low-cost vaccines for their pet dogs, cats, and ferrets at a variety of locations. The state of Alabama tasks local health departments with providing affordable rabies vaccinations to pet owners. MCHD’s Rabies Officer has vaccinated 1,046 household pets during rabies clinics from January through July.

Rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system. It is transmitted from infected mammals to humans and is fatal once symptoms appear. Symptoms of rabies include unusual behavior, irritability, headache, fever, inability to eat or drink, balance problems, circling, seizures, coma, and, finally, death. All warm-blooded mammals, including humans, are susceptible to rabies.

In 2020, MCHD’s Rabies Officer vaccinated 1,599 household pets. To learn more about our program, visit https://mchd.org, find “Services,” find “Disease Control” and select “Rabies Control.”

A Rabies Quarantine Fact Sheet is available through the Alabama Department of Public Health at www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/assets/RabiesQuarantineFactSheet.pdf.

MCHD offers numerous chances to get the COVID-19 vaccine this week

August 23, 2021

MCHD offers numerous chances to get the COVID-19 vaccine this week

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team is announcing more opportunities to get your vaccine shots. As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, this will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

On Tuesday, August 24, MCHD will provide COVID-19 vaccine at the MOWA Choctaw Tribal Office (1080 West Red Fox Road in Mount Vernon) from 9 a.m. to noon. This will offer the Pfizer vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older) and the Moderna vaccine (which has been approved for those 18 and older).

On Wednesday, August 25, MCHD will provide COVID-19 vaccine at All Saints Episcopal Church (151 South Ann Street in Mobile) from 8 to 10 a.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older).

On every Thursday, MCHD will offer Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older) at the Occupational Health Center. This facility is located near the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley (2050 Michigan Avenue in Mobile). The vaccine clinic will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Friday, August 27, MCHD will provide COVID-19 vaccine at the Airbus Assembly Complex (Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, 320 Airbus Way in Mobile) from noon to 4 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older).
Additional information

The public can now get either the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (for those 18 and older), the Pfizer vaccine or the Moderna vaccine (for those 18 and older) at both the Keeler Memorial Building (251 North Bayou Street in Mobile) and the Newburn Building (248 Cox Street in Mobile facing Saint Stephens Road).

Newburn will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Keeler will continue to be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The CDC now recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose of Pfizer vaccine or Moderna vaccine. Those coming for their second or third dose should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system.

Along with offering vaccine, the Keeler and Newburn staffs provide 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, MCHD is now offering first-dose and second-dose Moderna 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).

 

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