COVID vaccine update

Monday, March 22, 2021

News Staff Report

Beginning March 22, vaccine eligibility expanded to include phase 1c and people 55 years and older.
The expansion to 1c includes people with high-risk medical conditions, additional critical workers, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. People in phase 1a and 1b are also eligible to be vaccinated.
The Alabama COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Plan outlines the various phases, and is available here:

  • Average 1st doses of vaccine shipped to Alabama per week — 110,00 -115,000
  • Vaccine doses administered — 1,434,782
  • Vaccine doses delivered to Alabama — 2,044,025
  • Alabama healthcare providers enrolled — 1,265
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations (as of March 21) — 47,158

Source: Alabama Dept. of Public Health