MONTGOMERY, Ala — The Alabama Department of Public Health has introduced a new map to its vaccine dashboard that shows COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites throughout the state.
ADPH said the state's allocation is minimal, resulting in some of the distribution sites not having the vaccine on hand. The department also said most hospitals are still working to ensure their frontline workers have access to the vaccine.
The new COVID-19 vaccine distribution site map can be found on ADPH's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard.
"We are certainly pleased to serve as many people as we can with the Alabama Department of Public Health, local health departments, but we understand that persons might rather go to their local pharmacy or their local urgent care, or their physician," says ADPH Assistant State Health Officer, Dr. Karen Landers.
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.