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FAQs: How to find an Alabama COVID vaccine and other important COVID information

Check back here for the latest updates on the COVID vaccine in Alabama.

ALABAMA, USA —

Where can I get a COVID vaccine in Alabama?

COVID vaccines are available through county health departments, some hospitals, and select pharmacies, including Walmart and CVS.

Who is eligible for a COVID vaccine in Alabama?

Starting Monday, April 5, all Alabamians ages 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine.

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How can I get a vaccine appointment?

Appointments are available though the Alabama Dept. of Public Health, Huntsville Hospital, and select pharmacies including Walmart and CVS.

Many providers are starting to offer same-day COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

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Vaccine Finder:

Click here to find vaccines: vaccinefinder.org OR https://alcovidvaccine.gov/

Can I choose the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

No. Availability depends on allocations to the provider you visit. Your second vaccine shot need to be the same vaccine. You cannot get one Moderna shot and one Pfizer shot. 

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Is it better to wait for a specific vaccine?

Experts are saying that if you can get vaccinated, get vaccinated. Don't shop vaccines. Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris reiterated the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci in a news conference on Feb. 25.

There are now three vaccines approved for emergency use in the U.S. Those are the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, and the single shot vaccine by Johnson & Johnson.

Why do I have to wait for my vaccination?

Vaccines are coming into Alabama through two pipelines. One supplies the state and is distributed by the state. The other is a federal program that directs vaccines to certain pharmacies.

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