COVID-19 Alabama Vaccine Information
As of February 8, the state of Alabama will administer COVID-19 vaccine to people 65+ as well as teachers and other front line workers:
- First responders
- Corrections officers
- Food and agriculture workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Grocery store workers
- Public transit workers
- People who work in the education sector (teachers, support staff, community college and higher education)
- Childcare workers
- Judiciary (including but not limited to) circuit judges, district judges and district attorneys
To schedule an appointment for the free COVID-19 vaccination at a county health department, individuals may call the ADPH COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Hotline at 1-855-566-5333. For general information about COVID-19, the COVID-19 Information Hotline number is 1-800-270-7268. The vaccine providers can be found within the Alabama COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard.
You may also visit the newly launched Alabama COVID-19 online scheduling site.
Please also check with your local health providers for updates on vaccination sites and eligibility.
- Will Spring Hill College help facilitate the campus community to get vaccinated?
- Spring Hill College has applied with the proper state agencies to serve as a vaccine distribution site. We will keep the campus community informed if we are able to begin offering vaccinations on campus.
- Is the COVID-19 vaccination a requirement for students, faculty and staff?
- No, the vaccine is not a requirement for students, faculty, or staff. We encourage each member of the campus community to discuss the impact of receiving the vaccine with their personal care physician if you have any questions.
- Can we take time from class or work to get vaccinated?
- If you need to take time away from class or work, we encourage you to work closely with your supervisor. Due to the limited vaccine supply, we understand that you may not always be able to schedule your vaccine appointment around the classes or the workday.
- Once the second dose of a vaccine is given, do fully vaccinated individuals still need to comply with health guidelines on campus?
- Yes, guidance from the Mobile County Health Department indicates that adherence to guidelines is still necessary due to the number of COVID-19 variants that are emerging and the possibility of transmission despite vaccination.
- Do individuals who have received either the first or second dose of a vaccine still need to be tested? Could it result in a false positive?
- Yes, individuals will still need to participate in campus COVID-19 testing due to the possibility of infection. Guidance from the Mobile County Health Department indicates that it is not possible to get a false positive from the vaccine.
- Do individuals who have received either the first or second dose of the vaccine still need to be isolated or quarantined as a close contact?
- UPDATE 2/12/2021: Guidance from the CDC is that individuals who have received their second vaccine do not have to be quarantined for 90 days. The 90-day window begins two weeks after the second dose of the vaccine is administered.
From the CDC:
“However, vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:
* Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
* Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series
* Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure
Persons who do not meet all 3 of the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.”