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COVID vaccine supply: Decatur-Morgan Hospital runs out of Moderna vaccine

The Moderna COVID vaccine supply at Decatur-Morgan Hospital has run out.

DECATUR, Alabama — The Decatur-Morgan Hospital has run out of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, hospital President Kelli Powers confirmed on Wednesday.

The hospital's last dose was administered on Tuesday and hospital officials are working to obtain a new shipment of the vaccine.

The hospital said that if you have already received your initial dose of the Moderna vaccine from Decatur-Morgan Hospital, your second dose is being held in reserve and you will still be able to receive it as scheduled.

The Morgan County Health Department still has doses of the vaccine available, the hospital says.

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. 

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