By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Alabama Department of Public Health officials announced last week that county health departments in the state’s Southwestern District began this week conducting free, weekly walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics, including in Atmore and Brewton.
The Atmore clinic will be conducted from 9 to 11 a.m. each Monday until further notice at the county health department offices (Suite 17) in the satellite courthouse on U.S. 31. In Brewton, the vaccinations will be administered each Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the health department on Azalea Drive.
Suzanne Terrell , assistant administrator of ADPH’s Southwestern District, said anyone age 18 or older may get the first dose of the Moderna vaccine at the clinics. No appointment is necessary, although those who want to guarantee an inoculation may make an appointment by visiting https://alcovidvaccine.gov.
“The vaccinations are readily available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria,” said the health department official. “The shots are free, and no appointment is needed, but people can still make an appointment.”
She said residents of Escambia County aren’t limited to the Atmore or Brewton locations, that they can travel to other cities if they wish.
“Anyone can travel across county lines to get the shots,” the administrative nurse said.
Clinics will also be held in Evergreen on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; in Monroeville, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, and in Robertsdale on Thursdays, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
For a complete listing of the Southwestern District clinics, visit the ADPH website. For more information about COVID-19, visit alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/index.html.