MCHD offering numerous opportunities to get COVID-19 vaccine

July 9, 2021

MCHD offering numerous opportunities to get COVID-19 vaccine

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

On Saturday, July 10, MCHD will offer COVID-19 vaccine at a Health & Wellness Fair hosted by the International Longshoreman’s Association Local 1410 (505 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Mobile) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older).

On Sunday, July 11, MCHD will offer COVID-19 vaccine at the MOB Music Festival (Cathedral Square in Mobile) from 3 to 6 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older).

On Monday, July 12, MCHD will offer COVID-19 vaccine at the Citronelle Recreation Center (8230 State Street) from 9 a.m. to noon. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older). This clinic takes place every three weeks.

On Monday, July 12, MCHD will offer COVID-19 vaccine at the Hillsdale Community Center (558 Felhorn Road East in Mobile) from 2 to 5 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older).

On Monday, July 12, MCHD will offer COVID-19 vaccine at the Robert Hope Community Center (850 Edwards Street in Mobile) from 2 to 5 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older).

On Tuesday, July 13, MCHD will offer 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 mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older).

On Tuesday, July 13, MCHD will offer COVID-19 vaccine at the Bayou La Batre Community & Senior Center (12745 Padgett Switch Road in Irvington) from 3 to 6 p.m. This will offer both the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older) and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (which has been approved for those 18 and older).

On Wednesday, July 14, MCHD will offer COVID-19 vaccine at Bishop State Community College’s Oliver Delchamps Building (351 North Broad Street in Mobile) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older).

On Thursday, July 15, MCHD will offer COVID-19 vaccine at Wilmer Hall Children’s Home (3811 Old Shell Road in Mobile) from 5 to 7 p.m. This will offer both the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older) and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (which has been approved for those 18 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, July 16, MCHD will offer COVID-19 vaccine at Dauphin Island Town Hall Building (1011 Bienville Boulevard) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will offer both the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older) and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (which has been approved for those 18 and older).

On Friday, July 16, MCHD will offer COVID-19 vaccine at the Boys & Girls Club Kiwanis Branch (712 Rice Street in Mobile) from 4 to 7 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (which has been approved for those 12 and older). This clinic takes place every three weeks.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Those coming for their second-dose booster shot 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.

The public can now get either the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (for those 18 and older), the Pfizer vaccine (for those 12 and older) or the Moderna vaccine (for those 18 and older) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the both the Keeler Memorial Building (251 North Bayou Street in Mobile) and the Newburn Building (248 Cox Street in Mobile).

Along with offering vaccine, the Keeler and Newburn staffs also provide walk-in rapid testing weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 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.

MCHD also offers COVID-19 vaccine to homebound residents, their family members and/or their caregivers. Interested individuals can sign up for this service on the www.MCHDcares.com website. On the top line is a tab titled “Request In-Home Vaccination.” Once the form is completed, it will be sent to our COVID-19 Response Team for scheduling.

To learn the latest on MCHD’s vaccine events, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243). Information is also available under the Events section of https://www.facebook.com/ILOVEMCHD/

Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

July 9, 2021

Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has responded to numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by recent heavy rains. All SSO events have now stopped.

The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts and receiving waters for those final events are listed below:

Location                                              Estimated Gallons                               Receiving Water

Chin St. @ Butts St.                              102,000                                                 Three Mile Creek

Prichard Ave. @ Newsome St.              18,000                                                 Toulmins Spring Branch

701 Sample St.                                     27,000                                                 Toulmins Spring Branch

821 College St.                                     1,200                                                   Toulmins Spring Branch

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

Area residents should take precautions when using Three Mile Creek and Toulmins Spring Branch for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

Swim advisory issued for Dog River

July 8, 2021

Swim advisory issued for Dog River

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department advises the public that swimming water quality on Dog River near the Alba Fishing & Hunting Club is poor. Swimming in this area might lead to an increased risk of illness. Recent tests at this sample site rose above acceptable levels.

Monitoring will continue and the advisory will be lifted once bacteria values fall below the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) threshold of 104 enterococcus organisms per 100 milli-liters for marine water.

The Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management operate the bacteriological water quality monitoring and notification program under a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s BEACH (Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health) Act Program. This program involves the routine collection of water samples from a total of 25 coastal recreational sites in Mobile and Baldwin counties (to see the testing locations please visit www.adem.state.al.us/programs/coastal/BeachMonitoring.cnt).

In the summer months, samples are taken once or twice a week at the most highly used sites and biweekly at the other sites. All sites are tested once a month in the cooler months. The Dog River location will be tested again in coming days.

Samples are analyzed for enterococci bacteria. High counts indicate that the possibility that other disease-causing germs could be present in the water.  Based on EPA’s “Criteria for Bathing (full body contact) Recreational Waters,” samples are checked for enterococcus bacteria. These indicator bacteria are inhabitants of the intestines of humans and other warm-blooded animals.

Bacterial concentrations in recreational waters can increase during and immediately following rainstorms because of overflowing sewage collection and treatment facilities, storm water runoff and malfunctioning septic systems.

When monitoring results exceed the EPA standard, the affected site is immediately retested. If the results of the second test identify enterococci levels persisting above the EPA standard, the health department through the cooperative efforts of the news media will issue a public advisory.

MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by debris blockage

July 7, 2021

MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) experienced multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows as a result of a debris blockage on a sewer main line. MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage.

Below are the overflow locations, their estimated volumes and receiving water:

Location                                                  Estimated Gallons                        Receiving Water

1102 Gimon Circle W. (2)         7,875 Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Avenue         42,375 Eslava Creek
McVay Drive N. @ Navco Rd.         5,225 Eslava Creek
1611 Faure Drive E.         15,375 Dog River
2409 Octavia Drive S.         390 Dog River
Sans Souci Rd. @ Eslava Creek (2)         27,750 Eslava Creek

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when encountering any standing water that may have accumulated because of these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

Area residents should take precautions when using Eslava Creek and Dog River for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

July 6, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) experienced a Sanitary Sewer Overflow at 766 Johnston Avenue as a result of heavy rainfall that occurred on July 6. Approximately 20,250 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Eslava Creek.

MAWSS sewer system is designed to collect and convey wastewater to a MAWSS wastewater treatment plant. During heavy rains, storm water infiltrates and inundates aging sewer lines causing manholes to overflow.

Though highly diluted, the wastewater enters storm drains that lead directly to creeks and streams. MAWSS is currently pursuing capital projects to address wet weather overflows and rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer system.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when encountering any standing water that may have accumulated because of this overflow. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

Area residents should take precautions when using Eslava Creek for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

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