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Huntsville Hospital to open appointment-only vaccine clinic for persons 75 and older

In order to receive a vaccine from the hospital, you must have an appointment to be seen at the Community Vaccination Center.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Huntsville Hospital is opening an appointment-only COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday, January 18, for those ages 75 and older.

Huntsville Hospital said the clinic will be held at the Jaycees Building in John Hunt Park. A waiting list has been started for those ages 75 and older. To join the waiting list, visit Huntsville Hospital's website.

Hospital staff will contact those on the waiting list to schedule their vaccination appointment. In order to receive a vaccine from the hospital, you must have an appointment to be seen at the Community Vaccination Center.

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. 

IN OTHER NEWS: Huntsville/Madison County COVID-19 update, January 13