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ADPH: More vaccination sites and vaccine will 'continue to spread the vaccine out among the entire state'

Alabama will now allocate 90,000 doses a week.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — As more vaccine providers become available to receive doses, Alabama hospitals and health departments will receive less doses.

However, the Alabama Department of Public Health says this provides more site options.

So far more than 815,000 doses have been administered, and more than one million doses have been delivered to Alabama.

The health department says we'll now receive an allocation of up to 90,000 doses a week.

"More providers, and more vaccines certainly means that we'll be able to continue to spread the vaccine out among the entire state," says ADPH Assistant State Health Officer, Dr. Karen Landers.

Landers says the number of vaccine clinics and vaccine providers receive depends on how much they can manage.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a plethora of information on how to protect yourself and other from the coronavirus.  

The virus can easily spread from person to person, so the CDC recommends you stay at least 6-feet apart from people not in your household. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, breaths or talks, according to the CDC. Because of this, the CDC recommends you wear a cloth facemask when around others and in public. 

Additionally, the CDC recommends that you frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

Symptoms to look out for include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, a sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, according to the CDC. 

Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the CDC. 

If you suspect you have the coronavirus, you should seek out testing and self-quarantine. 

Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the Alabama Department of Public Health.