COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanding to 16 and up beginning April 5

April 02, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanding to anyone 16 years or older

On Friday, April 2, Governor Kay Ivey announced that the Alabama Department of Public Health will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include individuals age 16 and older. All Alabamians that the vaccine brands are available to will be eligible to receive the shot beginning April 5, 2021. With this expansion, there will be close to 4 million eligible individuals in the state of Alabama. 

A copy of the official press release can be found here.  

Mask mandate remains in place until Friday, April 9. 

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Why is Wearing a Mask Important?

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